Peace prayer planned for troubled Inchanga

2016-08-25 20:28
The Kandokweni sports grounds in Inchanga. (Kaveel Singh, News24)

The Kandokweni sports grounds in Inchanga. (Kaveel Singh, News24)

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Durban – KwaZulu-Natal Safety and Liaison MEC Mxolisi Kaunda on Thursday urged Inchanga residents to ensure peace and stability.

Kaunda met ANC and SACP leaders on Thursday, in the area where two people were killed at the weekend. Both sets of leaders committed themselves to ensuring peace.

Kaunda said after the meeting that a community peace prayer would be held on September 1. Thursday’s joint memorial service, which the KwaZulu-Natal government had arranged, would be postponed.

SACP member Nontsikelelo Blose was shot and killed on Sunday night. ANC member Xolani Ngcobo, was killed on Monday morning, allegedly in a revenge attack.

Two men appeared at the Camperdown Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday in connection with Blose’s murder. The matter was postponed to August 31 for an identity parade to be conducted, the National Prosecuting Authority said.

“We have urged the leadership to go back and convene community meetings and preach the message of peace in the area. This message must also be communicated strongly during the funerals and night vigils,” Kaunda said.

Police would be at both night vigils and funeral services on Sunday. He pleaded with Inchanga residents to co-operate with police.


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