Municipal official slain on eve of Nongoma council inauguration

2016-08-17 16:12
Mxolisi Kaunda (Amanda Khoza, News24)

Mxolisi Kaunda (Amanda Khoza, News24)

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Durban - KwaZulu-Natal community safety MEC Mxolisi Kaunda on Wednesday appealed for police vigilance in KwaNongoma, after the murder of a municipal official.

Kaunda said he was satisfied with law enforcement plans to secure all municipal council inaugurations in municipalities in the Zululand district.

“This is important since we expect a great deal of changes in this district in terms of political leadership,” he said after being briefed by police.

KwaNongoma municipality internal audit manager Zweli Archie Duma, 40, was shot dead outside his home on Tuesday afternoon.

“We appeal for calm and restraint,” Kaunda said.

“We urge all political parties to continue working together to ensure that even post-elections, we continue to build an environment conducive for free political activism and harmony,” he said.

The new municipal council was expected to be inaugurated on Thursday.

Kaunda said he was satisfied with the police’s investigation into Duma’s murder.

“We also welcome the intervention by the provincial detectives, which have been sent to reinforce the Nongoma team and ensure that this matter is resolved speedily. We are disturbed by this incident and those responsible must be brought to book."

He said Duma was killed after having opened a case of intimidation.

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