The IFP calls for enhanced penalities for attacking law enforcement officers. This comes after a police officer was shot and killed and another injured in a shooting at KwaMashu Hostel, north of Durban yesterday evening.
“At a time when law enforcement officers increasingly come under assault simply because of the job they do, South Africa must send a resolute message that government will stand by the men and women who serve and protect our communities. Criminals who kill law enforcement officers must be punished and not granted parole. We further reiterate our call for a comprehensive plan from the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele and the KZN MEC of Community Safety and Liaison, Mxolisi Kaunda to intensify the fight of eradicating illegal guns in our society.
The IFP sends its heartfelt condolences to the family and colleagues of the slain police officer and wish the police officer in hospital a speedy recovery”
Mr Blessed Gwala. MPL
IFP KZN Provincial Spokesperson on Community Safety and Liaison
078 290 5842