IFP Devastated to Learn of Murder of Late King’s Representative

Jul 7, 2022 | Press Releases

The IFP is devastated by the news of the murder of the late King Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu’s representative, Mr Dlani Samson Buthelezi.

Buthelezi, who was appointed by the late King as an overseer in kwaJama area in Nquthu, was allegedly killed earlier this week at his home by an unknown man, who pretended to inquire about Mr Buthelezi’s lost cow.

The motive behind the cold-blooded murder of Mr Buthelezi is still unknown. However, it would be most unfortunate if his killing is related to the ongoing disputes and power struggles in the area.

The IFP has consistently warned the KwaZulu-Natal authorities about the brewing power plays taking place in the area, but government merely poured cold water on the matter.

We are convinced that the inability of COGTA to resolve traditional disputes has, in part, contributed to this unfortunate incident, and many more, in KwaZulu-Natal. It is public knowledge that the kwaJama area has been under the administration of two parallel structures for almost two decades, which is something very foreign to traditional leadership.

It seems that the ANC government is determined to hobble the traditional structures and leadership in KZN and plunge them into mayhem.

Incidents like these pour salt into already bleeding wounds, especially for traditional leadership, loyalists and amakhosi in the province, as the murder of traditional leaders continues unabated in KwaZulu-Natal.

We call upon the newly appointed chairperson of the Royal Household in KwaZulu-Natal, iNkosi Shinga, to propose that security be provided to amakhosi and other traditional leadership. When there are death threats against a councillor, the ANC is swift to act but seems reluctant when it comes to traditional leadership. Some amakhosi have been forced to engage their own security services.

The IFP can only hope that the police will leave no stone unturned in their investigation and that the perpetrators will be brought to book swiftly.

Contact
Mr Blessed Gwala
IFP Spokesperson for Community Safety and Liaison
078 290 5842

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