19 November 2019
Mayor Kaunda Calls For Intensive Search of Beach Murder Suspects
EThekwini Municipality Mayor Councillor Mxolisi Kaunda has condemned the killing of two people along the north beach on Monday evening and called on the police to intensify the search for suspects.
Preliminary investigation by the police reveals that the two people (male and female) were found stabbed to death in the sand dunes near Durban's Suncoast Casino on Monday afternoon.
Kaunda who expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the deceased, has called on the police to work around the clock to find the suspects.
“This unfortunate incident occurred when the city is gearing itself to host thousands of visitors during the festive season. As the city we have developed a festive season safety plan to ensure that our residents and visitors are safe during the festive season and beyond,” said Kaunda.
The Mayor urged those who may have witnessed the incident to share information the police.
“One of the issues we have prioritized as the municipality is to increase police visibility and installation of CCTV cameras in our tourists attraction areas so that we can be able to identify wanted suspects and people who plan and commit crime in these areas,” said Kaunda.
Issued by the Mayor’s Office
For more information contact Mayoral Spokesperson Mluleki Mntungwa on 060 974 1140