IFP wants answers on farm grave

2015-03-18 00:00

THE Inkatha Freedom Party in KZN is calling for a full investigation into the mass grave found on the South Coast this week.

The party wants the government to establish the identities of those buried in the mass grave on Glenroy Farm near Dududu.

He said investigators need to also investigate the circumstances surrounding the deaths.

The mass grave is reportedly to be sealed off by police, forensic investigators and anthropologists.

It was reported this week that a sangoma’s vision led to the discovery of the mass grave.

Thabani Dube, mayor of Vulamehlo Municipality under which Dududu falls, was quoted in the media as saying that the mass grave was located near former hostels on the farm, which are currently owned by Illovo Sugar.

The IFP’s Blessed Gwala said, “It is disturbing that about 100 graves have been discovered on the South Coast but the identities of those buried there are not known.

“This farm is known to have used prison labour and there are reports of human rights violations having taken place there,” said Gwala.

He said forensic investigators need to uncover the circumstances that led to these graves being on that farm.

Gwala said in October last year he submitted a question in legislature to Community Safety and Liaison MEC, Willies Mchunu, regarding missing persons and the status of those cases.

“Hopefully now the MEC will see the relevance and importance of my question and decide to provide answers to the question I tabled,” said Gwala.

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