Glebelands peace committee member gunned down

2016-11-08 18:30


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Durban - A member of the Glebelands hostel peace committee was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Umlazi’s V-Section in Durban, on Monday.

The 40-year-old man lived in Block 52, KwaZulu-Natal Community Safety MEC Mxolisi Kaunda said in a statement.

Eleven 9mm cartridges and five rifle cartridges were found on the scene.

Kaunda called for calm and expressed concerns about what seemed to be ongoing attacks against peace committee members.

"It is very disturbing that after so much stability and calm, there are now forces targeting members of the peace committee. Since the provincial prayer in July, we have witnessed the decline in incidents of killings at the hostel," Kaunda said. 

"We wish to commend the members of the peace committee for working hard together with the police in ensuring peace and stability at Glebelands hostel. The murder of a committee member today is unacceptable. We, however, call for calm and restraint."

The Glebelands Hostel has been a flashpoint of political violence. According to some monitors, as many as 60 people have been killed there in the past two years.

The slayings at the housing project have formed the subject of a public protector investigation.

A month ago, another peace committee member survived an attack.

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