ANC councillor calls for calm in Inchanga

2016-02-09 13:42

Durban – A KwaZulu-Natal councillor whose ward has been hard hit by political killings has called for calm and peace in the area.

Boy Shozi, ward councillor for eThekwini Metro ward four, also denied claims by members of the Inchanga SA Communist Party Young Communist League (YCL) that he was part of a group of men who shot and killed two people on January 24 at the Kwadokweni Sports Grounds during a community meeting.

Five men, including an ANC branch executive committee (BEC) member, were arrested for the crime.

"As a leader it is painful to know this happened in my area. There are lots of people that have been hurt. As a leader, when you face this situation you try your best to keep calm. I am praying for peace in my area."

When asked about claims from the SACP YCL that he was part of the alleged hit squad, Shozi said: "I am an ANC leader. I am also a branch executive committee member. I would never do something like that. Those are false accusations."

Political conspiracy

Shozi claimed there was a political ploy by the SACP to "make me look bad".

"They see Boy as a stumbling block for their own personal politics."

Shozi also questioned the killing of Bongani Dladla, an Inchanga BEC member.

"He was killed on January 21. He was also contesting as a selection candidate for ward councillor. I am not pointing any fingers at anyone, but the people who killed Bongani knew he would have won the ward candidate position."

Shozi added that he would not be contesting the ward councillor position for the first time since he took office in 2001.

"It is regretful that people have been killed and I am sad for everyone that has passed on. The shooting at Kwadokweni Grounds should not have happened. The ANC members should not have been killed. I want peace and I support the right for people to choose who they want to lead."

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