Durban: Workers within our municipalities are a pillar and ensure that these institutions can discharge their constitutionally obligated duties of delivering service to our communities.

Their jobs at times demand them to make sacrifices in the interest of serving the good of the communities which they serve.

Yesterday, we learned of the tragic news of the murder of an official who was on duty at the eThekwini Metro.

The details surrounding this incident are still not clear, we would like to express our sadness at this tragic incident, where a public servant lost his life while on duty.

While we do not know the motives behind this incident, we call upon law enforcement agencies to move with speed and apprehend those that are responsible.

The cowards that are responsible for this ultimate act of cowardice must be brought to justice.

No officials should have to fear for their lives while discharging their duties.

We wish to send our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased and the colleagues that he closely worked within the municipality.