MEC condemns NFP killings

2012-05-02 20:40

Durban - KwaZulu-Natal Community Safety and Liaison MEC Willies Mchunu has condemned the killing of two National Freedom Party (NFP) leaders in Msinga.

“It is unacceptable that 18 years into democracy we are still experiencing incidents of political intolerance in the province,” Mchunu said on Wednesday.

He said that killing public representatives would create unnecessary instability.

“This is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated."

Two NFP leaders from the Msinga branch were killed and another was seriously injured in an ambush on Tuesday.

“Bongani Shelembe, chairman, and youth secretary Lungisile Zuma were shot dead while driving back from the party’s constituency meeting," said NFP general secretary Nhlanhla Khubisa.

Thulephi Mbatha was seriously injured.

Khubisa said he did not have the exact details of what had happened and did not want to speculate on the motive.

Colonel Jay Naicker said the vehicle was ambushed while en route to Keate's Drift at about 17:00 on Tuesday. Police were investigating.

“As a party we would like to express shock and disgust at the senseless killing of Shelembe and Zuma. We would also like to send our condolences to members of their families,” Khubisa said.

He called on party members to exercise restraint and let the police handle the matter.

Khubisa said the party would ask Mchunu to deploy police in the Msinga area.

  • Bennie - 2012-05-02 21:47

    African Politics 101 !!!, If you dont like it Kill it !!

      Kate - 2012-05-02 21:55

      Uh, I doubt that that is limited to merely politics...

      donald.perumal - 2012-05-02 22:53

      Hi If you don't like it,kill it.Is that why JFK and Martin Luther King were killed?I am sorry you meant only Blacks...

  • Burtfred - 2012-05-02 22:01

    It is also unacceptable that the NPA prosecutor should be intimidated and shot at for pursuing your suspected murderous ANC colleague, Richard Mdluli. It is unacceptable that people get promoted to positions of high power simply for their Zuluness and Zuma connectedness. If you and your Zulu ANC cronies live by the sword, expect to die by the sword.

  • les.cunningham1 - 2012-05-03 12:04

    Condeming the killings happens all too often, but does not help, something more has to be done to stop these senseless killings in this country.

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