Call for Stricter Gun Regulation

Nov 27, 2023 | Press Releases

The IFP, as the Official Opposition in the KZN Legislature, calls upon the authorities to bring an end to the reign of terror being caused by the gun-toting criminals who threaten people on a daily basis with illegal guns.

The death of four family members in Mfume – who were allegedly killed by gunmen when they stormed their property on Monday morning – must be a wakeup call to the authorities. This is not an isolated case. While we cannot speculate about the reasons that led to the killings in Mfume, authorities must step up efforts to check the spread of deadly weapons in KZN.

In April this year, during the Community Safety and Liaison debate in the KZN Legislature, it was stated that due to the high unemployment rate, the notion of paid assassins cannot be ruled out, as desperate people will resort to desperate measures to earn money to feed their families.

Mass shootings are growing exponentially, demanding urgent action.

This calls for stricter gun regulation in order to stop gun violence. The latest mass shooting calls for closer attention on the guns laws of the country, as well as for the authorities to take action to address the growing impact of gun violence in the country.

Our authorities cannot continue to ignore the growing epidemic of violence. The IFP calls on the police to take urgent steps to work towards eradicating crime. Our province must be freed from ruthless criminals. Authorities must launch a thorough investigation into illegal arms syndicates: they must determine whether guns used by criminals are smuggled into the province, or if they collude with gun sellers to buy illegal guns.

The IFP calls on the police to work around the clock to apprehend the killers who killed the four family members in Mfume.

Mr Blessed Gwala MPL
Leader of the Official Opposition in the KZN Legislature and IFP KZN Provincial Spokesperson for Community Safety and Liaison
078 290 5842

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