NFP leader: We don't want violence

2012-11-03 19:00

Johannesburg - The continuation of the killings between Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and National Freedom Party (NFP) members will lead to the resurgence of the KwaZulu-Natal violence of the 80s and 90s, NFP leader Zanele Magwaza-Msibi said on Saturday.

"I condemn political violence as we do not want the return of the black on black violence that led to the death of more than 20 000 people," she said.

Magwaza-Msibi was speaking on her capacity as mayor of the Zululand District Municipality at an integrated development plan (IDP) roadshow held in Durban.

At least 1 500 people showed up for the event.

She said the poor turnout was due to the tension and threats between the Inkatha Freedom Party and its breakaway party, the National Freedom Party.

She claimed that some hostel dwellers were prevented from boarding buses to the event.

"Although I am a leader of a political party, this is a government event and supporters of all political parties were welcome as we wanted every Zululand district resident to contribute towards shaping our IDP and budget for the coming financial year,” she said.

Several people have reportedly been killed at the Umlazi and KwaMashu hostels since the tension between the two sides broke out two months ago. King Goodwill Zwelithini has called for an end to the violence.

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-11-03 19:16

    Zwelithini just said that bcoz he wants more money from the anc. He didn't mean any of those words.

      frankvankaapstad - 2012-11-03 19:23

      It grates me to say this, but perhaps Zuma is right and certain areas, like rural KZN, should go back to the tribal way of doing things. The African way. King Goodwill appoints a load of chiefs and they impose law like in the old days. People in this country can"t respect someone else for having a different opinion or belonging to a different political party than themselves without wanting to kill them. If the DA wants to visit Nkandla or march to Cosatu offices the opposition threaten and carry through with violence. It's crazy! The freedom fighters fought so hard for democracy, but now that they have it they actually can't handle it!

      esrom.sandy - 2012-11-03 21:46

      I'm not suprise why u talking such way jali b'cause u don't hv what we cal king u only hv chief no respect at all

      Thandukwenza Lastborn Mbokazi Ngubane - 2012-11-04 01:01

      the whole Kzn belongs 2 dat guy....whether da democrats or republicans takes over da country 2moro they still have bow down b4 him chief...dat statement is jus lose...Kzn is da richest provinces, imbube doesnt need the African national congress...he meant peace in the true sense of peace in his own Land! i thank u

  • Neal Sing - 2012-11-03 19:19

    Only in Africa will animals kill each other for politics

  • morne.demeillon - 2012-11-03 20:17

    This fighting has been going on since i can remember. Obviously its the leaders of these parties that instigate these crimes, so that they can hold their positions. The question is, what are they doing to avoid these conflicts? Nothing, because if the do they might lose their chair.

  • thando.mgqweto - 2012-11-03 20:25

    I dont understand why Mr Buthelezi not join the call of Mrs Magwaza to preach the gospel of peace together at KZN while people are dying everyday.....please Tata Buthelezi swallow your pride for the sake of people.

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-11-03 20:52

    "Blessed are the peace makers" so where are the peace makers now?

  • mthetheleli.ntshobololo.1 - 2012-11-03 21:21

    when a politician speaks, he/she actually mean the opposite of what he/she says

      Thandukwenza Lastborn Mbokazi Ngubane - 2012-11-04 00:56

      lol true dat...its called being smart

  • yolan.chetty.1 - 2012-11-05 10:19

    Love how new24 uses the worst possible picture of people haha.

  • yolan.chetty.1 - 2012-11-05 10:26


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