IFP Calls for Reinstatement of Murder Charges Against
the Assassin of An IFP Supporter

6th August 2014.


The IFP in KwaZulu Natal calls on the National Prosecuting Authority to reinstate the murder charges against the perpetrator who shot dead an IFP supporter, Siya Dlamini in October outside the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court.


"Two shots were fired at Dlamini in full view of police, media, and bystanders. We want these charges to be reinstated, because the perpetrator is amongst us in the streets and he is well known in the community. The perpetrator must be arrested because even the police knew that he killed someone but we ask ourselves why he is still free in the community as if nothing has happened while there is a family who has lost a loved one. The NPA must reinstate these charges," said IFP leader in the KZN Legislature, Mr Blessed Gwala.


"We are aware that SABC TV has video footage of the shooting incident, and we therefore request the SABC to make this available to National Prosecuting Authority who has requested this evidence. We are questioning why there is a need for video footage when this crime was committed in full view of police, the media and the public in the premises of the court. If a person is shot in a shebeen, do courts need video footage? If a person was raped in a sugar cane field, do courts need video footage?" asked Mr Gwala.


"We want the court to call all those who witnessed the incident to come forward and present their case. This matter must be dealt with accordingly because it does not make any sense that someone who is alleged to have killed someone cannot be arrested due to non-availability of video footage.


We want to see the perpetrator behind bars," concluded Gwala


Issued by:

Mr Blessed Gwala, IFP Leader in KZN Legislature, 078 290 5842


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Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP KZN Legislature Media Liaison Officer, 073 024 5675