KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has condemned the murder of Inkosi Manqoba Fred Mkhize, 37, of the Amambuzane Traditional Council in the uMngeni local municipality.
According to reports received by the department, Inkosi was gunned down yesterday, 13 March, by unknown gunmen who ambushed him and his aide when they were driving to Inkosi’s home in Mpophomeni.
Hlomuka has condemned this senseless attack and called upon the law enforcement agencies to leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of the cowards who are responsible for this double tragedy.
“We are saddened by the reports we have received of the passing of Inkosi Mkhize together with an aide he was travelling with. These deaths come at a time when the Zulu nation is mourning the passing of our beloved King, Goodwill Zwelithi kaBhekuzulu,” said Hlomuka.
Hlomuka has sent condolences to the family of Inkosi Mkhize, the traditional community of Amambuzane and the uMgungundlovu Local House of Traditional Leaders where Inkosi played a meaningful role.
The MEC has also called upon the Amambuzane community to desist from taking the law into their own hands but rather work with law enforcement agencies so that the culprits can be apprehended and face the full might of the law.
Hlomuka has dispatched senior officials to the grieving family to provide support during this difficult time.