KZN Health MECís Statements May Have Incited Violence

04 July 2013    



The IFP calls for urgent investigations into the statements made by the KwaZulu Natal Health MEC, Dr Sbongiseni Dhlomo, calling for the banishment of the now deceased Durban housing activist Nkululeko Gwala, which may have led to his death.


IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu, MP, said, ďThe MEC must be held accountable for his statement because it was inciting violence. Unfortunately after his statement, Nkuleko Gwala was shot and killed. As an ANC chairman in eThekwini, Dhlomowas in a position to diffuse any tensions in the meeting and create space for peaceful and open dialogue.Ē


Ndlovu further stated that, ďAs a Party that is against corruption, we support the likes of Gwala, who was at the forefront to root out housing corruption. Police must work around the clock to arrest those involved in the killing, and the community must be encouraged to bring forward any information that can assist the investigators.Ē


The IFP calls on the KwaZulu Natal ANC leadership to subject Dr Sbongiseni Dlomo to a disciplinary hearing and condemn any such statements that can potentially incite further violence.


The IFP would like to send itís condolences to the Gwala family and his friends.



Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu MP, 083 625 0803


Or contact 

IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675