ATTENTION: ALL EDITORS / REPORTERS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA STATEMENT 13 JUNE 2021 – TUESDAY
UMZIMVUBU MAYOR PLEASED WITH PUBLIC RESISTANCE AGAINST VIOLENCE AND LOOTING IN KWABHACA AND EMAXESIBENI.
Umzimvubu Mayor, Cllr Sobane Mnukwa is pleased with the public resistance against violence and looting in KwaBhaca and EmaXesibeni. This follows unprecedented criminal activities and violence which become apparent in parts of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga and Gauteng.
“The destruction of property and rampant looting of economic zones will have severe implications for our already ailing economy. This will further result in job losses and exacerbate hunger. I must however express my sincere gratitude towards the people of KwaBhaca and EmaXesibeni for their resilient stance in protecting their respective towns” said Cllr Mnukwa.
“As part of our ongoing engagement with key sectors of society, I will be meeting with leaders of various civil organisations and forums to discuss the current situation. These meetings will aide in restoring peace and harmony throughout Umzimvubu. This violence and destruction takes place in the midst of a devastating pandemic and as local government we can only do so much in trying to save lives. We plead with all residents to remain vigilant and work hand in hand with our law enforcement officers” concluded Umzimvubu Mayor.
In the words of President Cyril Ramaphosa, indeed together, we will defeat those who seek to destabilise our country and reverse the gains we have made.
For any enquiries or more information kindly contact:
Mrs Nokhanyo Zembe
Senior Manager: Communications and SPU
Umzimvubu Local Municipality