We are devastated and saddened by the unbearable news of the brutal murder of Ms Nokuthula Dlamini who worked for the department as a Community Development Worker for Ward 16 in the Mtubatuba Local Municipality.
Ms Dlamini was murdered together with her mother and 2 children (the youngest age 1) by unknown gunmen in the early hours of this morning.
The fact that they had already taken the lives of the victims was not enough for these heartless individuals, who have the audacity to murder women and children, they went on to torch their victims’ dwelling.
It is time that our law enforcement agencies take the fight to the next level. We appeal for the cooperation among all agencies to brings these acts to a complete stop. We want our women and children to feel safe in our Province. These barbaric and inhumane acts of utmost violence have no place in our society. September is heritage month, and in our African culture even during a war, our women and children remained sacrosanct! This cowardice is foreign to us.
We call upon law enforcement agencies to collaborate and leave no stone unturned to bring the perpetrators of these heinous acts to book.
We also appeal to our communities to come forward with information that will assist law enforcement agencies to apprehend the people the criminals.