March: IFP to protest 'political killlings’

2010-10-20 00:00

THE Inkatha Freedom Party will today hold a protest march against what it calls “politically motivated” killings in the Port Shepstone area of the South Coast in the past two months.

In a statement issued yesterday, IFP national organiser Albert Mncwango said the march will also protest the failure of the justice system to protect ordinary citizens in the country.

Mncwango said in August that an IFP member, Mavongo Gumede of Bhobhoyi near Port Shepstone, was attacked by unknown gunmen late at night at his home.

“The criminals slit his throat and cut his head off in full view of his family.”

His son was also attacked and critically wounded.

The attackers have been released on bail.

“The IFP and the community of Port Shepstone are outraged that these ruthless criminals have been allowed back onto the streets …

“We believe that the justice system has failed the IFP and the community of Port Shepstone at large, and we will take to the streets tomorrow to call on authorities to revoke the bail of these alleged criminals,” said Mncwango.

“We want to voice our concern about the misrule of the province under the ANC’s watch. In addition, we would like to highlight the fact that there has been a steady increase in attacks on IFP leaders, both in KwaZulu-Natal and in Gauteng,” Mncwango said.

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