26 February 2013
The Inkatha Freedom Party in KwaZulu Natal
condemns violence that has evoked in KwaMashu hostel,
particularly in Ward 39.
“We are appalled by the recent shootings that
have occurred. On Saturday our newly elected Ward 39 Councillor
was attacked by unknown men while he was engaging with some of
his community members. In this incident one person was injured
while others managed to escape. Today we have received a report
that a person was shot and killed and one was left injured while
they were at the Councillor’s office. This is totally
unacceptable and we are against any type of violence,” said Hon.
Blessed Gwala, Leader of the Official Opposition and National
Chairperson of the IFP.
The IFP is calling upon all Leaders to unite
in fighting against violence in KwaMashu.
The IFP is also appalled by eThekwini Municipality’s
response when its Councillor applied for Protection.
“It is disturbing that while Cllr Zungu of
Ward 72 who happens to be an ANC Councillor was given bodyguards
when he commenced his duties as a Cllr but Cllr Ngcamu of Ward
39 who is our Councillor has not received any form of protection
from the Municipality although there is evidence that his life
is in danger. The delay in providing him the necessary security
is unacceptable,” said Hon. Gwala.
Councillor Sakhi Ngcamu has replaced the late
Cllr Themba Xulu who was abducted and killed in November 2012.
Leader of the Official Opposition and IFP National Chairperson
Honourable MB Gwala - 078 290 5842