The Inkatha Freedom in KwaZulu-Natal has welcomed the initiative by the KZN MEC for Community Safety and Liaison, Willis Mchunu to bring 70 police personnel from outside the province to address the ongoing violence in KZN.
“We have been raising our concerns about the killing of innocent people especially at the hostels for many years but the killings continued. The hostels in KwaMashu and Glebelands have become killing fields with residents consistently at threat of violence. Police from our province have their hands full addressing other criminal activity and are under resourced to deal with the violence at the hostels. This injection of additional personnel from other provinces will go a long way towards getting to the bottom of these killings. We need police personnel who are neutral and dedicated to resolving criminal activity without fear or favour. These additional personnel will need to be well resourced and given the necessary support in order for them to function effectively”, said IFP Leader in the KZN Legislature and Member of the Community Safety & Liaison Portfolio Committee, Mr Blessed Gwala MPL.
“We welcome any initiative that will bring peace to the hostels. Our citizens cannot be living in a state of constant fear. Just yesterday Cllr Bhekithemba Goodwill Nyembe of Nongoma was shot dead and his wife seriously wounded. This sort of callous and cold-blooded killings must stop and we have confidence that with the assistance of the additional police personnel, our province will experience peace. We appeal to the Nongoma community and anyone who has information to assist the police in apprehending the killers of Cllr Nyembe. We convey our deepest sympathies to the Nyembe Family and the ANC on the death of Cllr Nyembe who was once a member of the IFP”, concluded Mr Gwala.
Mr Blessed Gwala MPL
IFP Leader in the KZN Legislature and Member of the Community Safety & Liaison Portfolio Committee
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