IFP Deeply Concerned About Recent
Gruesome Crimes in Durban Suburbs

11 April 2013    


The IFP is deeply distressed by the growing number of violent crimes being committed in Kloof, Pinetown, Westriding, Waterfall and Hillcrest in Durban. IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr. Velaphi Ndlovu said, "We hope the plan tabled by KwaZulu-Natal commissioner, Lieutenant-General Mmamonnye Ngobeni of deploying an additional 68 officers in the Upper Highway area will prove to be fruitful in curbing the horrific crime rate which is so rampant in this area."


Ndlovu continued, "Police officers must be visible in all communities at all times. This is the only solution. Criminals will not target areas which have a high and consistent police presence".


The IFP sends its deepest condolences to the family of Herman Potgieter and other victims of these violent crimes. We further call upon the police services to act swiftly in apprehending the criminals so that the law may take its course and justice be served.



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


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