Durban: KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has learned with shock and sadness of the assassination of Induna Prince Hlabisa of the Matshamnyama Hlabisa Traditional Council in the uMkhanyakude district.
He was murdered last night at his home by unknown gunmen. The loss of Induna Hlabisa is yet another attack on the institution of traditional leadership in KZN by forces that are hell-bent on undermining this important institution within our province.
Hlomuka has roundly condemned this senseless murder and called for the law enforcement agencies to leave no stone unturned in their search for the culprits who killed Induna Hlabisa.
Hlomuka has also called upon members of the Hlabisa Community to come forward with any information that might assist the law enforcement agencies in apprehending those responsible for this act of cowardice.
Hlomuka has also conveyed his condolences to the family of Induna Hlabisa, the Traditional Council which he served and to Inkosi Hlabisa to whom the Induna was accountable.