The Inkatha Freedom Party calls on the police to charge a woman with negligence after it is alleged that she left her 4 children alone while she went out drinking alcohol in a nearby tavern and the children were later found mutilated and killed.
“I would like to send my condolences to the family and the entire KwaNzimakwe community. It is very unfortunate and heart-breaking that children as young as these had to die in such a horrific manner, while there was a parent who was supposed to be taking care of them and making sure that the children are protected.
It is a serious crime to neglect your child no matter the circumstances. As a parent you are responsible to take care of your child or children. Parents who neglect their children must be punished severely. We need to ensure that we don’t tolerate parents who neglect their children while they go out to have fun,” said IFP KZN Provincial Spokesperson on Community Safety and Liaison, Mr Blessed Gwala MPL.
“In addition more stringent regulations must be in place when it comes to the licencing of taverns and shebeens. It is unacceptable that there are taverns that are allowed to be open throughout the night. Such establishments add to the many social ills that plague communities.
The police and the community poling forums must raid taverns regularly, especially during school hours, weekends, public and school holidays. Authorities responsible for issuing liquor licences must ensure that everyone who sells alcohol is licensed to do so, so that they can hold them accountable if they disobey the law. Furthermore, no children must be allowed in taverns,” continued Mr Gwala.
“It must further be investigated whether the tavern in question is operating legally and why it is allowed to operate 24hrs. Above that we call for severe punishment for anyone found in possession of human remains. We must put an end to the scourge of cannibalism that has shocked the nation,” concluded Mr Gwala.
Mr Blessed Gwala MPL
IFP KZN Provincial Spokesperson on Community Safety and Liaison
078 290 5842