KZN cops urged to work 'around the clock' to find killers of ANC KZN regional leader

2018-09-04 20:12
Mxolisi Kaunda (Amanda Khoza, News24)

Mxolisi Kaunda (Amanda Khoza, News24)

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

KwaZulu-Natal transport, community safety and liaison MEC Mxolisi Kaunda has urged police to work around the clock to find the killers of murdered ANC KwaZulu-Natal regional leader Thulani Nxumalo.

Nxumalo, who was the party's branch chairperson in eThekwini's Ward 12 in KwaNdengezi, was gunned down outside his home shortly after a branch executive committee meeting on Monday.

He was also the chairperson of a community policing forum in the area.

Kaunda on Tuesday condemned Nxumalo's killing.

Kaunda also called for calm in the area and urged residents to give police space to conduct thorough investigations into the motive behind his killing.

He asked that members of the community who may have witnessed the incident share information with the police "so that whoever is implicated in the crime faces the full might of the law".

A 'stable' area

"As the provincial government, we would like to send our deepest condolences to the Nxumalo family during this time of bereavement. May they find comfort that Nxumalo left a legacy that we are all proud of as he dedicated most of his time to the service of the community.

"In his honour, the provincial government will ensure that community crime-fighting structures are strengthened in the area," said Kaunda.

He noted that KwaNdengezi was one of the province's stable areas.

"Police will continue to maintain a strong presence in the area to ensure that incidents of crime are prevented," he said.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo confirmed Nxumalo's killing.

He said a murder case was being investigated.

"I can confirm that Thulani Nxumalo was walking on foot in KwaNdengezi when he was attacked and shot dead by unknown suspect/s."

Kaunda is expected to visit Nxumalo's family on Wednesday.

Read more on:    anc  |  durban  |  crime

Join the conversation! 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.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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 network.


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.