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,"
Mr Blessed Gwala, IFP Leader in KZN
Legislature, 078 290 5842
For Media Enquiries:
Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP KZN Legislature
Media Liaison Officer, 073 024 5675