MEC Sipho Hlomuka, condemned the attacks on Amakhosi and Izinduna, calling them inhumane and asserted that the communities they serve should be at the forefront of protecting their traditional leaders.

Hlomuka was addressing traditional leaders and various stakeholders during a special District Cluster Imbizo which was held at the KwaDukuza Town Hall, in Stanger, on Tuesday 11 January 2022, for traditional leaders hailing from uGu, uMgungundlovu and iLembe districts, as well as eThekwini Metro.

“There is no justification for the murder of anyone, and it gets even worse if the person in question is a community leader. When an Inkosi is killed, his or her nation suffers immensely and that is why attacks on traditional leaders must be condemned in the strongest terms possible,” he said.

The MEC urged traditional leaders to collaborate with communities and also encouraged them to aid the government in combating the province’s scourge of killings, especially of Amakhosi and Izinduna.

“The government will not be able to accomplish everything on its own. There is a scarcity of Police Officers in South Africa, we need to work together with the Police to combat criminality of any form, particularly that of Amakhosi and Izinduna,” he added.