This morning, we learned with great shock and sadness the assassination of Prince uMuntukaphiwana Milton Mbongiseni Zulu, who passed away after he was allegedly shot by unknown assassins in Nongoma last night.
This is yet another big blow for the institution of traditional leadership within our province, as we once more mourn the loss of a prominent figure within the institution of traditional leadership, especially within the Osuthu Traditional Council, which has lost three members within a very short space of time.
These murders clearly show that there are elements that are seeking to undermine and destabilise the institution of traditional leadership within our province, we therefore once more call for calm within communities and for all parties to allow law enforcement agencies to do their job which is to investigate and arrest the criminals that are responsible for these attacks.
We also urge anyone that might have information that will assist law enforcement to come forward.
These attacks are acts of cowardice and will not succeed.
We wish to convey our condolences to his Majesty the King Misuzulu kaZwelithini and the whole royal family for this tragic loss.
Issued by MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Sihle Zikalala.