MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY

 


IFP CONDEMNS KILLINGS

May 18, 2005

The IFP condemns the killings which occurred yesterday, 17th May 2005 in Cape Town. A member of the SAPS, who was off duty, appears to have slaughtered innocent children and two adults in what appears to be a well-planned assassination plot.

This behaviour of some of the SAPS Members, whom the Government has entrusted by giving them firearms to protect the community from criminals, is not acceptable at all. It would not be a good idea to disarm the Members of SAPS when they are off-duty, because, as the IFP knows, they will become easy targets for criminals. We urge the court not to grant bail to this policeman and we urge the Department to suspend him with immediate effect, until his case has been finalised.

We, the IFP, convey our heartfelt condolences to the families, friends and relatives of the deceased. We urge the community not to retaliate and to wait until the full process of the law has taken place.

Contact:
VB NDLOVU MP
IFP Spokesperson for Safety and Security
Cell: 083 625 0803