Buthelezi hits out at NFP leadership

2012-10-17 20:02
Mangosuthu Buthelezi (Picture: Die Burger)

Mangosuthu Buthelezi (Picture: Die Burger)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The murder of an IFP member outside the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court contradicted a NFP declaration that it deplored violence, the Inkatha Freedom Party said on Wednesday.

"This is not a case of the [NFP] leadership calling for peace while members on the ground struggle to forgo vengeance killings," IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi said in a statement.

"This is a case of the leadership calling for peace, then taking out a gun and committing murder. The message to people on the ground is clear, and it contradicts the message expressed to the media."

IFP supporter Siya Dlamini was shot dead outside the court on Monday, following the appearance of four men in connection with the shooting of an IFP supporter a little more than a week ago at Durban's KwaMashu hostels.

A National Freedom Party councillor in the eThekwini Municipality was arrested in connection with the shooting.

Buthelezi said the latest spate of political violence, which had claimed the lives of IFP, ANC, and NFP members, had brought the parties' leaderships together.

NFP secretary general Professor Nhlanhla Khubisa met KwaZulu-Natal Community Safety MEC Willies Mchunu asking that the hostels be swept for arms caches.

The murder on Monday showed a total disrespect for the police and the courts.

"It is therefore worrying to see the NFP's president [Zanele Magwaza-Msibi] spitting fire when NFP members are arrested, declaring their innocence before they have been tried in a court of law," said Buthelezi.

"It is also worrying to see the NFP's secretary general talking about his delegation doing everything possible to pursue peace, when a member of that delegation pulls a gun outside a court and shoots to kill."

Political leaders had to be held to a higher standard of integrity and should be careful about what they said.

"Let our words match our actions. So I ask again, in the wake of another murder, that the bloodshed would end and that political leaders would look at their hearts and hands to ensure that we are not the obstacles to peace," said Buthelezi.

- SAPA

Read more on:    nfp  |  ifp  |  zanele magwaza-msibi  |  willies mchunu  |  mangosuthu buthelezi  |  durban  |  politics
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
7 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Tuesday Mitchells Plain - 19:35 PM
    Road name: M7 Vanguard Drive
    ROADWORKS - traffic restrictions between the R300 and Highlands Drive - expect delays
  • Tuesday Belhar - 17:58 PM
    Road name: Belhar Drive
    TRAFFIC LIGHTS not working at Alabama Drive
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

C# ASP.Net Developers – Cape Town CBD – up to R540k per annum neg on experience

Cape Town
E-Merge IT Recruitment
R400 000 - R540 000 Per Year

SHORT TERM INSURANCE ADMINISTRATOR

Claremont
TAPPAN FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS
R14 000 - R20 000 Per Month

Junior Bookkeeper

George - Knysna
Alfa & Omega Networked Business Solutions (PTY)Ltd
R8 000 - R10 000 Per Month

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Deal of the Week!

Get bestselling John Green novels now just R99 each! Hurry and get yours while stocks last. Shop here.

Mind blowing deals on beauty & fragrances

Save up to 30% off beauty and fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Canon EOS 600D

The Canon EOS 600D Digital Camera puts the widely respected...

From R5389.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

It is always easier to look out and see what needs changing. Looking in is a lot harder... Today you may need to look at what...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.