The MEC for COGTA, Zolile Williams condemns with the strongest terms possible the gun attack on the Acting City Manager (CM) of Buffalo City Metro (BCM), Mr Nceba Ncunyana which took place in the evening on 26 August as the Acting City Manager was arriving at home. At the same time, the MEC wishes Mr Ncunyana a speedy recovery. “Municipal officials across the Province must not be intimidated nor be shot at when they are executing their tasks”.

“We encourage the political and administrative leadership in municipalities to work together and be each other’s keeper against thugs whose intentions are to instil a Gangster climate in municipalities”, says the MEC.

The MEC calls on communities to provide information to the police which will assist them to track down the perpetrators of this abhorrent attack.

Furthermore, the MEC has asked the law enforcement agencies to do everything possible to bring the culprits to book. “An attack on any municipal official who is faithfully carrying out his responsibilities to take services to the people, is an attack on the well-being of the people of the province,” says MEC Williams.

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Issued by the department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs. For enquiries please contact Mr Mamnkeli Ngam on 071 685 7981 or Mr Pheello Oliphant on 082 432 6433.