MEC calls for peace in Eshowe

2013-08-03 00:00

KWAZULU-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Willies Mchunu has made a passionate plea to the eMbongolwane community outside Eshowe to stop feuding.

This follows the gruesome death of Thulisile Mnyango (50) and her four children, Cebile (21), Lungelo (17), Limuli (10), and Qiniso (2), who were set on fire and butchered to death last weekend.

Tensions are running high in Ngedlezi village, with local saying they feared for their lives in what was expected to be revenge and counter-revenge in this raging conflict.

Mchunu urged the community to observe restraint and assured them that security forces had been deployed in the area to maintain peace and order.

He warned that engaging in ­violence would not resolve any problem and could be a major setback for the locals and development in the area.

He urged the community to observe restraint, particularly this weekend when the Mnyango family would be burying their loved ones.

Mchunu visited the scene of the murders on Wednesday and said he was devastated and appalled at the heinousness and violent nature of the attack. Two cattle were also hacked and speared to death by the assailants.

Mchunu said the killings represented the lowest possible decline in morality and ubuntu.

“One of the biggest challenges here is that the province is full of illegal firearms.”

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