Police Minister Bheki Cele has visited the crime scene at which three women were killed in a drive-by shooting during a ANC meeting at Inanda north of Durban at the weekend.
The women are believed to have been among people who were attending a meeting to select a candidate for councillor for eThekwini Municipality’s ward 54.
Motive for drive-by shooting in Inanda still unknown:
Cele’s first stop was at a local police station where he met with police management behind closed doors.
The minister will also visit the families of the victims.
On Monday, the African National Congress (ANC) called for calm as tensions heighten among its members over the party’s nomination process ahead of the local government elections.
#PoliceMinistry Police Minister, Gen Bheki Cele and Deputy Minister of Police Cassel Mathale as well as the Deputy Minister of State Security Zizi Kodwa are at the Inanda Police Station receiving a full briefing from the KZN SAPS management team. ML pic.twitter.com/KHqgnFXCGD
— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) September 14, 2021
Cele says a task team has been set up to look into political killings in KwaZulu-Natal and will investigate the killing of three women at Inanda at the weekend.
The three were killed in a drive-by shooting. Five others were wounded.
Cele says people must not be afraid of coming out to vote in the local government elections.
“This was a political gathering it was on that score that the investigation has been taken by the political task team that is dealing with those things in KZN. This is an attack on democracy. People must continue to practise their democratic rights as these agencies will work hard so we don’t have the further loss of life and we limit the disruptions and we chase and find those people and put them out of the system in terms of arresting them.”