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2006-03-05 06:36:36

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A newly elected councillor for South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) was shot dead late on Saturday in what police said could be a politically motivated killing after last week's local government polls. The councillor was shot while sleeping at a house in the country's eastern province of KwaZulu-Natal, the traditional stronghold of the opposition Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), which saw its support eroded in Wednesday's municipal election. "There were...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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