The institution of traditional leadership within our province continues to face several challenges.
Yesterday we learned of the shocking murder of Induna of Osuthu Traditional Council Mr Maphemba Ntuli together with three people.
Circumstances surrounding these murders are unclear.
As a department we call for calm and for law enforcement agencies to be given the space they need to investigate these murders and apprehend those that are responsible.
Last month the chair of this traditional council and Iso leSilo Dr Dumisani Khumalo was assassinated by unknown gunmen.
In this case there have been no arrests, we call upon law enforcement to do everything in their power to deal with the lawlessness that threatens to engulf our province and various sectors that form it.
We express our condolences to the family of Induna Ntuli and the 3 people that were killed in this attack.
Ntuli served with diligence under isigodi Mhambume.
Issued by the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Sihle Zikalala