Unrest: lots of cops in Greytown

2009-06-30 00:00

THE police presence in the Greytown area, which has been plagued by political violence between the Inkatha Freedom Party and the ANC, has been increased.

Between May 25 and June 25, three councillors were killed, allegedly as a result of political intolerance. Two of them were members of the IFP. The other is an ANC councillor.

A family affiliated to the ANC was killed on Monday last week. Among them was four-year-old Phamela Anele Sikhakhane.

On Friday an IFP member was allegedly shot and killed and his friend injured in Entembisweni area.

The attack is believed to be linked to ongoing political tensions.

The Entembisweni area has been labelled a hot-spot by MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Bheki Cele.

Following the spate of attacks police presence in the area has been increased in order to monitor the situation.

KwaZulu-Natal police Director Phindile Radebe said that the increase of police in the area is as a result of the incidents that have taken place in the Greytown area.

For operational reasons, Radebe declined to say how many police are currently stationed in Greytown.

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