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Political strife continues to endure across Northern KwaZulu-Natal. This follows the attempted murder of Inkosi Patrick Sphamandla Khumalo of the Amantungwa Traditional Council, under the Amajuba District.
Acting MEC for the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (KZNCOGTA), Sipho Hlomuka explained that the Department learned about the attempted murder on Thursday morning, 17 November 2022.
“This morning we learned with shock and sadness of the attempted murder of Inkosi Khumalo of Amantungwa Traditional Council under the Amajuba District.”
MEC Hlomuka additionally said that according to reports, Inkosi Khumalo was rushed to hospital after he was attacked by unknown gunmen near his home in Utrecht.
“We condemn these continuing acts of criminality and undermining of our traditional leaders and the role they play in our society,” declared the MEC.
Moreover, the MEC stressed that the government was appealing to the conscience of local communities, as he pointed out that these acts destabilise the institution of traditional leadership, which in turn has a domino effect on development in the respective communities.
“We urge the police and all law enforcement agencies to leave no stone unturned in finding perpetrators of these hideous crimes and bringing them to book,” MEC Hlomuka concluded.
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