Mchunu condemns Kennedy Road unrest

2009-10-06 00:00

THE KwaZulu-Natal provincial government has decided “to do whatever it takes to resolve the ongoing criminal and violent attacks” that threaten the security of residents at the Kennedy Road informal settlement, said MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Willies Mchunu.

This follows recent attacks at the Durban informal settlement, where a group of people brandishing assegais, knobkerries, spears and guns attacked and killed two people, leaving many others injured.

Mchunu condemned the recent attacks, calling them despicable.

“We therefore condemn this in strongest terms possible.

“We believe that it is absurd for any one to impose an illegal or any type of curfew on residents.

“We want to assure all Kennedy Road residents that we stand ready to defend their freedom, including their right to the freedom of association and the freedom of movement,” said Mchunu.

“We also note that at least eight suspects believed to be responsible for the weekend attacks are behind bars.”

The MEC said that the allegations that the ANC is behind the attacks are dubious.

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