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Latest update : 2009-04-23

Gerlad Yona, the leader of South Africa's breakaway party COPE, was shot dead Wednesday as the country voted in otherwise peaceful elections. Yona's wife was also shot during the attack on their family home in Eastern Cape province.

AFP - A leader of South Africa's breakaway political party the Congress of the People was shot dead as the country voted in an otherwise peaceful election Wednesday, police said.
   
The party official Gerlad Yona, his wife and children were attacked by three armed men at home in the Eastern Cape province.
   
"Mr Yona and his wife were shot," the SAPA news agency quoted COPE spokesman Nkosifikile Gqomo as saying, adding the politician later died in hospital.
   
The country's newest political party which broke away from the ruling African National Congress has injected fresh excitement into its fourth democratic election.
   
Despite a shortage of ballot boxes and papers in some parts of the country, electoral officials reported a peaceful vote.

Date created : 2009-04-23

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