KwaMashu violence condemned

Durban - KwaZulu-Natal Community Safety MEC Willies Mchunu condemned the violence on Friday during a protest in Durban's KwaMashu hostels.

In a statement, he said he was concerned at the upsurge in violence in the area during a reported service delivery protest, which apparently resulted in the shooting of a member of the ANC.

Police could not immediately confirm the incident.

"While we respect the constitutional right of all South Africans to protest and gather freely, such protest has to be done within the law," he said.

"Carrying and firing of firearms is strictly prohibited and should be strongly condemned."

He urged restraint and said all those involved should seek negotiations rather than resort to violence.

Liz Fivaz 2014-08-16 08:12:30 AM
Don't just use the word CONDEMN! For Pete's sake do something! We don't want to see your ugly face in the newspaper, we want action!
Ereckson Neluheni 2014-08-16 08:57:07 AM
How can you negotiated with criminals? People involved in shooting must be arrested without delay. the Minister of Safety he is the who must make sure that the investigation must be done .
Hluvukani Craig Mabasa 2014-08-16 08:59:14 AM
Its an unlincesed firearms,willies forgot to mention.
Kirsty Prinsloo 2014-08-16 09:08:26 AM
So rioters protesting over lack of service are not allowed to carry weapons but miners striking are?
Kirsty Prinsloo 2014-08-16 09:11:33 AM
The only crime committed here is by the elected parties. If the government officials actually did their job instead of stealing there would not be riots. But the anc shows that it does not care about their voters until election time. Then food parcels and lies are given out in excess.
Terence Wessels 2014-08-16 09:33:46 AM
One less ANC criminal thief to worry about. Viva.
Andre Nunes979 2014-08-16 09:47:17 AM
Slowly but surely the masses are starting to get tired OF ALL THE PROMISES AND LIES.Willies should also remember that as all protests should be carried out within the law so should all government activities.Not that I am condoning the violence.
James jonas 2014-08-16 01:25:46 PM
eish my fellow South Africans. don't kill each other. You should have just burned his house and all his luxurious cars. you are his bosses you voted him into that position but he forgot. he thinks he deserves all those luxurious things while you suffer in squatter camps.
James jonas 2014-08-16 01:39:43 PM
Many are still going to die. Keep stealing from the people. spending carelessly money ment to improve our communities. enriching yourself and your family. angry people will burn you . Winnie Mandela style ( necklace you with a burning tyre).
Ashely Ash 2014-08-16 06:00:14 PM
@zeffer. Surely tell me the whole day you were at peace with yourself after saying such......... Do u have children???? I feel for them. Shame