Mchunu condemns gunfire attack on Richmond mayor’s house

2013-07-24 00:00

KZN Transport and Community Safety MEC Willies Mchunu has condemned the possible attempt on the life of Richmond mayor Andrew Ragavaloo.

The Witness reported yesterday that shots were fired at Ragavaloo’s home in the early hours of Monday morning.

Mchunu said that public representatives should be respected as they were democratically elected to their positions.

“We have recently experienced a spate of attacks on public representatives and councillors … It appears to us that these incidents, in one way or another, have a political link to them. This is a source of concern to us, and we once again want to call for political tolerance and that all political differences should be resolved through a dialogue.”

Mchunu also noted reports on public protests in Richmond, which included blockading of roads and burning of tyres. “While we respect the constitutional rights of people to hold public protests, we are, however, totally against the violence and mayhem that accompany such protests. Our strong view and belief is that any differences could only be resolved through peaceful engagements,” said Mchunu.

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