KZN in bid to stem violence amongst political parties ahead of polls
Mon, 30 May 2016 10:25:00
As political intolerance reared its ugly head in KwaZulu-Natal this past weekend, the office of the provincial Premier has formed a Multi-Party Political Committee to deal with political conflicts.
Spokesperson Kwanele Ncalane says Premier Willies Mchunu is prioritising issues of political tolerance in the province.
Ncalane says Mchunu has condemned the physical attacks between the members of the ruling party and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) at Esikhaleni near Richards Bay.
Ncalane says they are hopeful the committee will ensure stability and co-existence of parties towards the Local Government Election.
“The Multi-Party Political Committee has been resuscitated to facilitate a peaceful co-existence and ensure that as we are building up towards the local government election we have a stable province and political parties are able to campaign free without intimidation and interference,” says Ncalane.
He adds, “As government we condemn any form of disruption and clashes among supporters of various political parties. The plans that have been developed by the multi political party will ensure that we do not see the repetition of ugly incidents and continued confrontation by political parties, and also to address the issue of political killing ahead of local government election.”
– By SABC