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ANC KZN leaders visit volatile areas

2013-06-22 22:57

Durban - Senior KwaZulu-Natal ANC leaders on Saturday visited areas in the Umtshezi Municipality that have been marred by political violence, the party said.

"Our senior leaders, including the provincial chairperson, Senzo Mchunu and his deputy, Willies Mchunu held a series of meetings in the Umtshezi Municipality today as part of the ANC's attempts to end the killings there," ANC provincial spokesperson, Senzo Mkhize said.

Several African National Congress leaders, including councillors, had been killed in Umtshezi since early last year, he said.

Umtshezi councillor Jimmy Lembede was shot dead in August last year.

Since then, five other ANC leaders and supporters in the area had been killed and several others attacked.

"We strongly believe that it is crucial for us to ensure that there is peace in the area well before the general elections is held," Mkhize said.

"Our leaders today engaged the communities and we have no doubt that working together with the communities and the police, we will be able to end the killings."

The communities assured ANC leaders during the meetings they would help the police in exposing the perpetrators of violence.

"The communities have made it abundantly clear that they want the killings to end now. They want to leave in peace and be able to choose political parties of their choice without any fear," Mkhize said.

Comments
  • Duze Wami - 2013-06-22 23:23

    why do they have to visit when the elections are approaching

      lacrimosewolf - 2013-06-23 09:57

      As if visiting is going to change an entrenched mindset. Our entire country operates on the dictate to destroy or kill anything you don't agree with

      Allan Clean - 2013-06-23 18:49

      So they can fly there in a State Helicopter and then use those Black BMW with blue lights..... So people can see how rich and important they are. I know you wanted to know

  • Solly Solomon - 2013-06-23 00:04

    Why all this so sudden?KZN should be no issue,rapist pear head sorted it out long ago.

  • Lavisto Dogman Mavisto - 2013-06-23 00:16

    They double crossed each other of the money they stole from government is reason y they were killed!

  • Conrad Fra - 2013-06-23 03:25

    "The communities have made it abundantly clear that they want the killings to end now. They want to leave in peace".... were are they going?

      Sipho Mnguni - 2013-06-23 07:00

      @Conrad: blame it on non-delivery of textbooks. They want to live in peace instead of leave in peace. Whatever that means.

      Mewik - 2013-06-23 08:06

      @Sipho, I am going to go out on limb here and say that was a joke and didn't really warrant a moan about text books with an explanation of the journalist's incompetence.

      Mewik - 2013-06-23 08:42

      @Sipho, I am going to go out on limb here and say that was a joke and didn't really warrant a moan about text books with an explanation of the journalist's incompetence.

      Ramosoeu Matli - 2013-06-23 08:58

      An ANC comrade wrote this. What's correct spelling When you have the power? Look at Zuma... Do you think he can spell?

      lacrimosewolf - 2013-06-23 09:55

      To be fair, I see many N24 posters confusing 'leave' with 'live'. It's a small thing, but it's frequent occurrence does indicate there's something lacking in OBE

      Sipho Mnguni - 2013-06-23 10:09

      @lacrimosewolf: it is definitely the result of OBE when it was reported in the press that even the educators cannot master it. Wow, carry on destroying the education and produce dunderheads who couldn't spell their names.

  • Payricia Bull - 2013-06-23 04:11

    Should that read "... live in peace " ? (Last paragraph)

  • Payricia Bull - 2013-06-23 04:28

    Typical vague ANC statement! .. Please be more specific ? . eg. Which ANC are being targeted? .. Are they Zulu? .. Are the Xhosa? .. Are they Indian? .. Are they white? .. Is this a purge? .. Once again, "what are you NOT telling the voters?" .. Eish .. (Do we have to fill in the dots?)

  • Samuel Khazamula Bila - 2013-06-23 05:47

    I heard a while back tht the ANC is planning Political University of their own.My source has reliable informed tht the Vice Chancellor wil be the Chief of thieves himself.and thier learning will be more on hw to loot the state purse n feed the illiterate mass propaganda.To consolidate ur political position,and outwit ur foes.This will prove wrong those who hv lambasted the Chief of corruption as backward n i diot.from reliable source Lithuli house

  • Kortbroek Du Plessis - 2013-06-23 07:37

    Flipping savages.... I wonder what service delivery is like in that municipalty, I bet a million bucks there is NONE! Yet Zuma is so concerned about Cape Town!

  • Thembalethu Mdumane KaNtoyanto - 2013-06-23 14:12

    Yha its election time nxt year and then u wil never see them again, until its election time. They only pretend 2 care abt us when they want our votes. After tht we r on our own

  • Sue Potgieter - 2013-06-23 19:32

    Eish, i hope zuma is not shocked by the millions of people living in shacks with NO TOILETS, or the RDP houses that are crumbling here! Must be DA or apartheids fault.

  • Sandile Madiba - 2013-06-24 11:11

    "...They want to LEAVE in peace and be able to choose political parties of their choice without fear,".... #who wrote this?

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