MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


IFP Condemns Police Killings

30 July 2013    

  

The IFP condemns the killing of police officers in Cape Town and Durban. IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu MP said, “It is alarming to see our police officers being killed like flies. Since Sunday in Cape Town 4 officers have been killed. In Durban 6 have been killed since the beginning of this year. How many officers will need to die to galvanise an appropriate response?”

 

Ndlovu noted that criminals are killing police officers for their service firearms, which are then used in criminal activities. He urged police to be extra vigilant of criminals who attempt to disarm them.

  

“The management of the South African Police Service must investigate the circumstances under which criminals become brazen enough to kill a police officer, so that an appropriate strategy can be devised to prevent police killings,” said Ndlovu.

  

He added, “Proper investigation, and the arrest of perpetrators, will help profile criminals who target the police. These people are fighting with the constitutionality of our country.”

 

The IFP sends its sincere condolences to the families of officers who have been killed. “We trust that justice will be done for the families,” concluded Ndlovu.

 

 

Issued by:

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

 

Or contact:

IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Ms Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497 1252