The IFP in eThekwini has issued a resounding condemnation of the recent spate of violence that erupted during a protest in KwaMashu. The IFP remains firmly against any form of violence and underscores the importance of peaceful engagement in addressing the concerns of the community.
The protest in KwaMashu saw scenes of unrest and destruction, fuelled by deep-seated frustrations within the community. Furthermore, we express our grave concerns about the lack of service delivery and governance failures within the eThekwini Municipality.
The dire situation in KwaMashu is a stark reminder of the persistent neglect of basic services, including access to clean water, quality healthcare, education, and economic opportunities. This neglect has been attributed to the governance of the African National Congress (ANC) in the eThekwini Municipality.
The IFP calls upon the ANC leadership and the eThekwini Municipality to take swift measures to address the concerns raised by the community. It cannot be business as usual while residents have been without electricity for weeks.
We encourage all residents of KwaMashu to express their grievances through peaceful and lawful means, underscoring that violence will not lead to the progress and change that the community desires.
The IFP believes that working with the community and hearing their plight is essential in the quest for a better KwaMashu, where residents can live with dignity, security, and prosperity.
The IFP remains committed to championing the wellbeing of the people and holding those in power accountable for their inaction.
Cllr. Mdu Nkosi
IFP Durban Metro Chairperson
076 133 1382