DA condemns the use of live ammunition against protesters

 

Democratic Alliance media statement by Samantha Windvogal, CLLR

DA eThekwini Councillor

 

DA condemns the use of live ammunition against protesters

 

The Democratic Alliance in eThekwini extends condolences to the Ndlovu family after their son, Siyanda Ndlovu, was allegedly shot and killed by municipal security officers on Saturday.

The DA has written to the Head of Security in eThekwini Blake Richards requesting a meeting this afternoon to discuss this ill-fated incident.

According to witnesses, municipal security officials used live ammunition against people who were allegedly invading vacant land in Burlington. In so doing so, they fatally shot Siyanda and injured four other people in the crowd.

It is sad that while we still commemorating the Marikana Massacre, South Africa is once again made to experience the use of live rounds by security personnel on unarmed people.

The people of Burlington have been living in a dump for years, waiting for their turn to receive decent  RDP homes but they have been overlooked by the ANC government in eThekwini.

While the DA condemns the illegal land invasions to express disaffection on lack of housing, the ANC government must make good on its promise to provide the people of Burlington with decent accommodation.

The DA will this week pay a visit to the Ndlovu family to offer support and pay our respects after the senseless loss of their son.

The ANC has failed the people of eThekwini by failing to provide them with decent accommodation, after 24 years after the dawn of democracy. Those who dare to fight the system are murdered with impunity.

We wish a speedy recovery to the 4 other people who were injured injured during the shooting

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