Closeup of crime scene tape with police officers and police car in background. Utahlypse 2011

Pietermaritzburg: KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has condemned the murder of yet another Induna in the Mgungundlovu district – Bongumusa Mdluli who served as induna under the Manyavu Traditional Council. He was gunned down by unknown assailants in his home near Cato Ridge on Sunday.

This tragedy brings to two the number of izinduna who have been killed over the weekend in the Mgungundlovu district, following the murder of Richard Bonginkosi Dlomo was served as induna under the Nxamalala Sub Clan who was also gunned down in his home near Howick.

Hlomuka has called on the affected communities to work with the police towards the apprehension of anyone who could have been involved in these murders.

Hlomuka has also expressed his concern at the flagrant disregard for human life by forces that are hell-bent on undermining the institution of traditional leadership within our province.

“We appeal to communities to not take the law into their own hands but to work with the law enforcement agencies to ensure that the cowards who committed these acts are brought to justice,” said Hlomuka.