MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY

 


IFP SHOCKED AT THE KILLING OF BRETT KEBBLE

September 28, 2005

Mr VB Ndlovu, IFP Spokesperson on Safety and Security, today expressed the IFP's shock at learning of the killing of Mr Brett Kebble, who was one of the top mining magnates, in Johannesburg last night.

Mr Ndlovu said, "What is particularly concerning is the manner in which it happened, in that it will leave many questions in the minds of many people, not only because of Mr Kebble's high profile business activities but because he was shot at while in his car. This quite clearly looks like a carefully laid out assassination and one wonders whether he fell prey to a Mafia style unit which was following him in order to murder him. We call on the police to carefully investigate this case and to leave no stone unturned until they find the perpetrators of this dastardly act and bring them to book."

Mr Ndlovu expressed the concerns of the IFP about the state of crime in South Africa especially because this murder happened just at a time when some people were talking about a decline in the crime rate in South Africa.

Mr Ndlovu said, "We hope that members of the business community and potential investors in this country are not going to be discouraged by this incident and turn their backs against investing in this country. Our hearts are with the Kebble family and their close business associates and the IFP wishes them strength during this hour of trial and need."

Contact:

Mr VB Ndlovu - 083 625 0803