'Barrel of a gun' comment shows immaturity - Mchunu

2016-04-27 16:52
Senzo Mchunu.(File: Tebogo Letsie)

Senzo Mchunu.(File: Tebogo Letsie)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban – In a thinly-veiled attack on EFF leader, Julius Malema, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu on Wednesday condemned those who made inflammatory statements under the guise of freedom of speech.

"We think that calling for the removal of a sitting president through a barrel of a gun is opportunistic, reckless and shows immaturity. A ballot box is the only weapon that must be used," said Mchunu.

The premier made the remarks at a Freedom Day celebration event at the Embuzweni Sports Field in Ladysmith.

His statements come a day after police Minister Nathi Nhleko's announcement that the Hawks would be investigating Malema's statement in which he said the EFF would remove the government "through the barrel of a gun".

Mchunu said: "There are a few trigger-happy and stubborn elements which are responsible for a wave of crime. They will take advantage of such inflammatory statements thereby reversing the gains we have made."

He said KwaZulu-Natal residents had worked hard to ensure peace and stability and they should protect that.

Read more on:    eff  |  senzo mchunu  |  julius malema  |  durban  |  politics

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/News
 

Men.24 Model of the Week: Wendy from Cape Town

Find out more about our featured model, Wendy from Cape Town

 
 

You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content these holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.