Top talks over KZN killings

2012-08-12 22:48

Durban - Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa is set to meet with leaders of at least three political parties in KwaZulu-Natal over recent killings of some of their members.

Mthethwa, speaking in Durban on Sunday, said that he was in the province to discuss the killing of members of the African National Congress, the Inkatha Freedom Party and the National Freedom Party.

He said that he could not divulge details of the meetings, but would hold a press conference on Tuesday after he had concluded his meetings.

Asked if he thought that the violence was between members of political parties, Mthethwa said that investigations were at an initial stage and that they mostly point to some "internal dynamics".

That may not be the complete picture, but there is that indication, he said.

A number of ANC office bearers and NFP councillors have been killed in the past two years.

They included a former IFP municipal councillor.

Earlier this year, the top leadership of the ANC, including party president Jacob Zuma, attended the funeral of Wandile Mkhize on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast.

He had been gunned down shortly after returning from the ANC policy conference in Midrand.

Last month, a high ranking NFP party member, who was the uMzinyathi deputy mayor, turned himself in to police in connection with the killing of NFP party members in the region.

In June, a former IFP ward councillor was shot and killed in Jozini near St Lucia.

Earlier in the day, Mthethwa joined a march against crime in the Mariannhill Park area by residents and later at St Wendolin's Mission sports grounds he listened to complaints of and suggestions of residents.

One woman complained that robbers had fired 21 shots at her and she had to dive for cover with her baby.

She broke down in tears as she explained that she was not getting assistance from the police.

  • barry.mcbride - 2012-08-12 23:24

    "One woman complained that robbers had fired 21 shots"! How would she know that?

      emile.marais - 2012-08-13 01:25

      Ain't got nothing good to say just... Ever been shot at? Who cares if she counted 1 or 21 shots. Point is, she was shot at!

  • mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2012-08-12 23:31

    Triabalism all the way till the cows come back home. I dont even want a si ngle holiday in that province.

      tw2066 - 2012-08-13 06:32

      Hit the nail on the head!! The Zulu boy wants South Africa for the Zulus buddy - at ANY cost.

  • eric.f.moloi - 2012-08-13 01:00

    Thy kill 4 Zuma,thy kill 4 Mangosuthu,thy kill 4 Magwaza kaMsibi,thy kill 4 cattles,thy kill 4 chickens,thy kill 4 taxis,thy kill whoever cross their path,battlefield 4 life

      Phumlani Madlala - 2012-08-13 02:02

      Whatever you may say those are isolated incidents in those areas im comfortable in my province as i would in any in SA,crime is crime no matter which direction its coming from ,i and many patriots will make sure that we do our best to fight criminal elements in our societies,

      tw2066 - 2012-08-13 06:37

      eric.f.molooi - Spot on 100% correct. Before Zuma changes history - one would note that these tribal killings are the norm and have been through history (that would be the current version Mr. Zuma).

  • obadia.segwape - 2012-08-13 03:29

    this guy is also from kzn that is why the concern plus to check the wall around his house

  • piet.boerie - 2012-08-13 04:52

    Our politicians have security guards, blue light brigrades, body gaurds and big security fences(paid by you of course) and are totally isolated from the reality that we all live in. Itt time for our leaders to come out of their castles and into reality.

  • wendetutubalang.wende - 2012-08-13 05:28

    The minister must ensure that, in meeting of those nature he include structures of community policing as well because the are mostly on the grounds and they can assist with regard to information which might assist the police to make a possible arrest to perpetrators. I applaud the minister intervention on this matter because situation is that province is rife

      ratsaka.eugene - 2012-08-13 06:16

      KZN is a war-zone, only the army patrols armed with tanks can solve this.

  • tebo.w.ganyani - 2012-08-13 05:31

    mazulu... Bana ba shaka\r\nall they know is fights\r\naaagh man. Let dem finish each other\r\nviolence its peace in zulu kingdoom

      ratsaka.eugene - 2012-08-13 05:54

      Wena o tlo bethwa. Ga wa dira magoro a maina ko skolong. Motho-Batho. Motswana-Batswana, Lezulu-Mazulu is not correct, I just don't know how to put it.

      zimbobwe.mugabe - 2012-08-13 06:13

      @tebo spot on just go to noord taxi rank and dube/madala hostel to see how this people behave. My friend from Soweto told me about the kwa-zulu natal taxi owners from noord taxi rank who were discussing the bakkie to be hijacked because they want the mirrors called "mandlebe" from the bakkie. They even said the man must be killed if he resisted... just for a mirror. This people are heartless, evil monsters who will kill you for anything!!!

      tw2066 - 2012-08-13 06:39

      tebo ... If you are saying what I think you are saying, then I support you 100%

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-08-13 06:07

    The African legacy, if you don't agree with something just kill. Anyway, corrupt polititions killing each other is one way of reducing corruption.

  • ratsaka.eugene - 2012-08-13 06:11

    How about searching Boeremag members around the country, while relocating those women and children to safer provinces like Limpopo and North West, drop them Boeremags in KZN so that there can be Zulu-Boer war. If Zulus win, the new Zulu Kingdom, Zuma as president if Boeremags win the new volkstaat, Zille as president, with a border like a new country. They both want to kill, kill, kill. I say let's let them be

      tw2066 - 2012-08-13 06:40

      he he - good one!!

  • mzukisijola.jose1 - 2012-08-13 06:49

    I will kill for zuma ,remember that mthethwa the killing is in their veins

  • Christo Groenewald - 2012-08-13 07:42

    why jump up and down over crime? this has got nothing to do with politics. just dumb criminals

  • J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-08-13 07:48

    This country has produced many greats: for me none greater than Gatsha Buthelezi. And we have read rubbish like this.

  • Michael - 2012-08-13 08:54

    Anybody ever notice the undiluted smugness that oozes from this photograph of Mwtwatwa? "The working class (read tax-base) can kiss my a$$, I got the foreman's job at last"

  • John - 2012-08-13 15:09

    Mthethwa needs to focus on ALL killings. Politicians and their thug brigades are not the PEOPLE, but an extremely small proportion of the South African community. If these lot were the popularly elected leaders they would be protected by that community which is a vastly more powerful force than the thug policy enforcers. Look after the PEOPLE and they will look after YOU. If I see a policy enforcing thug under attack I will simply stand by and observe as they do when off duty.

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