17 APRIL 2016
Mayor Condemns Senseless Murder of UMlazi Councillor
EThekwini Municipality Mayor, Cllr James Nxumalo, has expressed shock at the murder of Glebelands, Umlazi, Councillor Zodwa Sibiya, who was shot and killed at the Glebelands Hostel on Saturday night.
"Such cowardly acts must be condemned in the strongest way possible. We have been robbed of a leader when the country is working hard in redressing the gender imbalances. Councillor Sibiya has been a brave leader who continued to serve the community in the face of the brutalities and loss of lives in her Ward. We call upon our security agencies to make sure that perpetrators are brought to book," said Nxumalo.
Reacting the to the news today, Sunday 17 April 2016, eThekwini Speaker, Councillor Logie Naidoo, said the senseless killing of Cllr Sibiya came as a shock to him and fellow Councillors.
"We are devastated that a life of a dedicated and hardworking person, like Cllr Sibiya, has been ended so senselessly. We convey our condolences to the family, her work colleagues and friends and hope that police will move swiftly to arrest those responsible for this dastardly deed."
Cllr Naidoo also appealed to the community to understand why the Council needs to provide security for Councillors. The motive for the killing is unknown at this stage.
Issued by eThekwini Municipality Spokesperson, Thulani Mbatha
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