EThekwini Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda has condemned the killing of two Metro policemen in Hammarsdale while driving to work this morning, calling for swift investigation and arrest of those responsible for this crime.
Kaunda said the leadership of the Municipality viewed police killings as a direct attack on the authority of the state and urged community members who might have witnessed the incident to come forward and assist with the investigation.
“We are deeply disturbed by the senseless death of our police officers in the hands of criminals who have no regard for the law. We are calling for more collaboration with our communities to curb this scourge of police killings,”Kaunda said.
Following another incident in the City where one person was killed when an overhanging veranda collapsed in the CBD today, the Mayor sends his heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased. Kaunda said the Municipality was committed to ensuring that all the buildings in the city are structurally sound to avoid such incidents.
“As part of our inner-city regeneration programme, we have engaged property owners to comply with the City’s by-laws and more importantly, renovate dilapidated buildings,” Kaunda added.
Kaunda promised a thorough investigation to establish the cause of the collapse and urged all involved to cooperate with the law enforcement agencies.