MEC praises police team for reducing violence

2009-11-09 00:00

THE Greytown police task team’s success in recovering at least 170 illegal guns since their deployment has played a significant role in the reduction of gun-related violence in the area.

Deployed at the height of political killings that resulted in the deaths of ANC and IFP councillors, the task team has done a “sterling job”, said the KZN MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Willies Mchunu.

The MEC praised the task team during his address at the Greytown Peace Process initiative yesterday.

In a subsequent statement, Mchunu said the police have managed to recover 405 rounds of ammunition, 170 illegal firearms and 19 stolen vehicles, and made 100 arrests.

“We are pleased to announce the Greytown area is stable. Congratulations for holding two successive by-elections. There have been no deaths since the [peace] pact was signed. This is very good for our democracy,” he said.

Mchunu called for the process to be nurtured and said political tolerance can be achieved.

“Respect each other even though you may hold different political views. In politics, you must play the ball, not the man,” he said.

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