The Inkatha Freedom Party is shocked by the brutal attacks on its members that saw two of its leaders brutally killed yesterday.
“We are deeply shocked to learn of the killing of Simo Ndlovu (37), IFP Chairperson of the Mambuka Branch in Ward 33 at Umhlatuze who was gunned down last night at his house. Also yesterday, Lungisani Sithole (27) who was the Youth Publicity Secretary of Ndondwane Branch in Ward 32 was stabbed and killed at eSikhaleni while returning from the funeral of his late father. These are senseless killings of leaders who had much to contribute to their respective communities but their lives have been cut short in a most brutal manner. When families and communities are supposed to be enjoying the festive season, they are now preparing to bury their loved ones”, said IFP National Chairman and Spokesperson on Community Safety & Liaison in KZN, Mr Blessed Gwala.
“It is unacceptable that people are indiscriminately killed while going about their daily lives. This must stop immediately before there is any more loss of innocent lives. These two killings come so soon after the brutal assassination of Inkosi Linda Mathonsi. I have made a request for the police to offer a reward to anyone who has information that will lead to the arrest and conviction these killers. We cannot go on living in an environment where such lawlessness prevails and innocent citizens become random targets for killers who go unpunished.
I will lead a delegation of IFP leaders including the leadership from Umhlautze to visit both families tomorrow at 12 noon,” concluded Mr Gwala.
The IFP send sincere condolences to the families and friends of both Simo Ndlovu and Lungisani Sithole.
IFP National Chairman & KZN Spokesperson on Community Safety & Liaison
Mr Blessed Gwala