17 July 2014.
The IFP Leader in KwaZulu Natal Legislature,
Mr Blessed Gwala called on the MEC for Community Safety, Willies
Mchunu, to urgently appoint a task team to investigate the
violent murder of a young boy in Pongola, North of KwaZulu
Natal. He also called on any witnesses to the murder to provide
police with information.
"The IFP were very disappointed in the manner
in which police handled this case. The National Prosecuting
Authority claim that there is insufficient information and were
therefore compelled to release the suspect they had arrested for
the barbaric murder. One has to ask why they arrested him in the
first place. Something does not add up and we believe a task
team can determine whether the police failed to do their job,"
said Mr Gwala.
"This is an indication that state
accountability and independence has been compromised by the
ANC's cadre deployment policy. A foundation of 'correct' policing and an ethos of discipline, integrity
and accountability must be inculcated into the force if its
image and credibility are ever to be restored," continued Gwala.
"We believe that a task team will make an
early breakthrough in this senseless killing. In addition, we
are calling for tolerance and people must allow the law to take
its course," concluded Gwala.
Mr Blessed Gwala, Leader of the
IFP, KZN Legislature, 078 290 5842
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