March against violence

2018-07-11 06:02
SACP members marching to the Department of Community Safety and Liaison last Friday.PHOTO: lethiwe makhanya

SACP members marching to the Department of Community Safety and Liaison last Friday.PHOTO: lethiwe makhanya

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SOUTH Africa Communist Party (SACP) Provincial Chairperson James Nxumalo expressed dissatisfaction regarding murder investigations at the Moses Mabhida Region.

During a march against violence, that started at Deles Park Stadium and ended at the Department of Community Safety and Liaison on Jabu Ndlovu Street last Friday, the SACP submitted a memorandum which highlighted a number of demands.

• Progress report regarding the killing of Laduma High School deputy Principal Priscilla Thembelihle Mchunu, killed in March 2017.

• The safety of the teachers and other education workers to be prioritised by government.

• SAPS to ensure safety of EMRS workers that are on duty and give progress reports on EMRS hijack cases reported within the Umgungundlovu District.

• SAPS to provide progress report in all cases relating to taxi violence and cases of killings of farm workers within the Umgungundlovu District.

Speaking to those gathered, Nxumalo said: “We want all the killings to end now. The rate of people who are getting killed almost everyday by their partners is very high. It is a disgrace for man to take a gun and shoot a woman who can not even protect herself.

“We want to make it clear that we are also against the rape of children and women.The things that are happening now are inhuman. You should not expect it from a human being.”

“Police must do their job. We know that they are doing the best they can but we are not satisfied with the investigations because criminals get released. All the people who kill do not deserve bail.

“We will not stand for the political killings in KwaZulu-Natal and Moses Mabhida Region.We want the law to take its course and arrest the criminals.

“Police have the duty to protect us, as a community, from the criminals. They must do their jobs right,” he said.

Nxumalo also slammed the killings of people with albinism for muthi purposes.

He said people must stop believing that if you kill an albino you can make muthi to get rich.

“They are the same people as us. All those beliefs are lies. We need to protect them.”

SACP has given the department until 31 July to give the progress report.

They have also demanded bilateral meetings bi-monthly with the SAPS management to discuss the progress of all cases.

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