15 October 2014.
The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal calls on the police
to urgently offer a reward to anyone with information that would
lead to the arrest and conviction of the killers of 14 people in
Ladysmith this past weekend. The IFP is of the view that
the team dispatched by the MEC of Community Safety, Willies
Mchunu consisting of transport head of department Sibusiso Gumbi,
management from the department of community safety, and
Ladysmith mayor Vincent Madlala to look into the two shootings,
is not enough.
"We ask ourselves whether these people who
were killed are IFP supporters because whenever an IFP supporter
is killed police are dragging their feet to arrest the killers.
When the South Coast ANC leader, Wandile Mkhize was killed in
2012 police offered a reward of R100 000 to anyone with
information that would lead to the arrest of the killers. Why
this time they donít offer such a reward when so many innocent
lives have been lost?" said IFP Spokesperson on Community Safety
and Liaison, Mr Blessed Gwala, MPL.
"We demand that the MEC must tell us what
contingent measures are in place to ensure that the people of
this province are safe and that any unruly elements found to be
violating the rights of others face the might of the law. We
further request that police must work around the clock and
arrest these killers and ensure that swift justice is served.
The perpetrators must be denied bail," concluded Mr Gwala.
The IFP sends its deepest condolences to the
families of the deceased and wish those injured a speedy and
Mr Blessed Gwala, IFP Spokesperson
on Community Safety, MPL, 078 290 5842
For Media Enquiries:
Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP KZN Legislature
Media Liaison Officer, 073 024 5675