Son of former Transkei leader Matanzima killed by ‘hitchhiker’

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Nkosi Qaqambile Matanzima has died in an East London hospital after being stabbed.

Matanzima was stabbed on the N6 near Stutterheim on Monday and died in hospital later that day, said the police’s Lieutenant Siphokazi Mawisa.

“No one has been arrested yet, but police investigations are continuing.”

The DA in the Eastern Cape was shocked by Matanzima’s death, spokesperson Athol Trollip said in a statement.

“The DA wishes to express its condolences to the Matanzima family and the house of traditional leaders on the tragic death of chief Qaqambile Matanzima, only surviving son of former Transkei prime minister George Matanzima.”

Trollip said it was believed that Matanzima’s attacker had posed as a hitchhiker.

On Wednesday, Eastern Cape Traditional Affairs MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane called on police to do everything possible to arrest the suspect.

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