Pretoria – KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu has condemned the shooting of community members during a meeting in Inchanga.
Two men were shot dead on Sunday while attending a meeting at Kandokweni Sports Ground in Inchanga.
“… We cannot afford to have the re-emergence of murders and violence in any part of this province,” the Premier said.
Premier Mchunu said despite all the challenges, the people of the province have shown that it is possible to create a better future characterised by peace and mutual respect for one another.
Since early 2000, the Premier said, KZN has been a model of peace and stability.
“We have all seen community leaders and neighbours working together to speed up development. This follows the launch of the United Front against Crime, led by the MEC for Community Safety, Willies Mchunu,” said Premier Mchunu.
Since the launch, members of communities, including Community Policing Forums, have come forward to pledge support and to work with government to fight all forms of crime and violence.
The Premier urged the community to work together to stop any re-emergence of violence.
As part of efforts aimed at ensuring peace and stability ahead of local government elections, the Premier said he will personally visit community leaders across the province and in all hotspots to promote tolerance.
He also urged communities to inform police when they are holding meetings to prevent any loss of life.
According to the police, three men who were found in possession of firearms, have been taken for questioning. A vehicle used by the alleged perpetrators has also been seized for forensic analysis.