NFP supporters shot at KZN hostel

2014-02-17 11:46

Johannesburg - Two NFP supporters were shot and wounded at a hostel in KwaMashu at the weekend, KwaZulu-Natal community safety MEC Willies Mchunu said on Monday.

The two women were taken to hospital in a serious condition after the incident on Saturday, he said in a statement.

They were allegedly shot by Inkatha Freedom Party supporters.

The National Freedom Party was formed in a breakaway from the IFP.

Provincial police spokespersons Captain Thulani Zwane and Colonel Jay Naicker could not be reached for comment.

Mchunu condemned the incident and called on the leadership of all political parties to ask their supporters to respect the right of other parties to campaign freely in the province.

He said there were also reports on Friday that NFP members were allegedly blocked by African National Congress supporters while attempting to campaign in Ntshongweni, west of Durban.

"Political parties and its leadership owe it to the province, and indeed, the people of KwaZulu-Natal, to ensure that their members do not do anything that is going to reflect negatively on the image of the province," said Mchunu.

"As we prepare for elections 2014, all the eyes of the country will be focused on KZN to see if we have, indeed, totally abandoned the culture of political intolerance and the practice of no-go areas."

Mchunu urged citizens not to reverse the gains that had been made or undermine the political maturity that had been shown during the recent by-elections in KwaZulu-Natal.

  • Blackbeard - 2014-02-17 11:56

    Election season, Mzansi style.

      Adrien McGuire - 2014-02-17 12:25

      The intolerance in this country has no bounds. I thought that 1994 was the time we entered a true democracy, freedom of association etc etc . We have got worse than under the previous regime, which to most minds would have been difficult !!

      Blackbeard - 2014-02-17 12:30

      In '94 we opened Pandora's Box...

  • Stormy Naidu - 2014-02-17 12:00

    Where these type of situations arise, the infringing political party should be charged's the only way to ensure they keep their supporters in check...and to ensure curbing voter intimidation....

  • Jabulani Samuel - 2014-02-17 12:04

    Idiots in politics!

  • Sebaki Prince Selema - 2014-02-17 12:06

    many lifes will be lost before the election in kzn becouse of political intolerancy.

  • Andile Zondi - 2014-02-17 12:07

    Yerr and people get angry when other cultures label us Zulus as ignorant or stupid.This only happens in KZN,we need to get rid of violence in our culture.

  • Vincent Ndlovu - 2014-02-17 12:16

    KZN at it again

  • Tshepo Chrizzy Mow - 2014-02-17 12:23

    Zulus the most violent homo-sapiens

  • Mark Hicks - 2014-02-17 13:03

    Yikes, so suddenly half of the NFP supporter base is hospitalised in one foul swoop. Eish. Shame ne. But jokes aside, I hope they are ok.

  • Edward Radingoana - 2014-02-17 13:06

    ANC have got experience in violence and I believe they wish they would have been the ones who shot the NFP Supporters because they also have not political tolerance. Shange talk to your people because the Big Lady is there to stay if not taking over the Province.

  • SamxChaab - 2014-02-17 14:30


  • Nwanawavhathu Jaycksen - 2014-02-17 15:04

    Wow the Zulu kingdon is failing to impose orders on its people, this tradition of yours of warriors is its really helping anyone in 2014. Tactics of 600 - 200 years ago are nolonger relevant in a democratic south africa, you dont kill to recruit members in your party. Shaka already did that and thats why you are approaching 20 million in population, that was then but now its time to use the ballot not by means of eliminating competition or coerciving them to vote for you. The zulu kingdom must install order on its people

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