KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has condemned in the strongest possible terms the explosion that shook the Msunduzi City Hall today as Cogta-appointed administrator of the municipality Sbu Sithole was to present a confidential report.
KZN Cogta MEC has a called for an urgent investigation into the incident. The department will continue to support uMsunduzi municipality and everyone who is serious about restoring it to full functionality. The administration of the municipality remains in place until there is tangible improvement in Msunduzi’s fortunes.
“This is an act of terrorism, pure and simple. We cannot allow unknown assailants to paralyse our local government institutions and intimidate our officials and the general public. What happened in Pietermaritzburg today has no place in a civilised society,” said an indignant Hlomuka.
“We will not be intimidated by actions of individuals who seek to create chaos and sow discord. Our role is to support municipalities in this province and this is what we will continue to do. However, we urge all our and municipal officials to take the necessary safety precautions going forward,” said Hlomuka.
For more information contact: KZN Cogta spokesperson Lennox Mabaso, 082 884 2403