COMMUNITY FURIOUS OVER BOY’S DEATH
By: Mhleli Mkhize
The community of Inchanga in Cato Ridge has acted violently, demanding traffic lights from its local councillor following a tragic scene.
The outraged community carried on with violent protests to the local councillor’s office demanding that he takes action about the deaths that are occurring.
This follows the death of three-year-old Minenhle Nkala who was hit by a taxi earlier this week. The boy was rushed to the local clinics where he was referred to R K Khan Hospital due to severe injuries. Minenhle died upon arrival at the hospital.
This led to the violence that took place in the community and lasted for four consecutive days.
Resident Sandile Shelembe said, “We are tired of councillors who wait for such things to happen in order for them to see that things need to be done. Services need to be delivered to the community. I want this councillor to deliver.”
In addition, UMsunduzi Municipality has promised to take care of the funeral arrangements and the councillor said he will build the family a new home.
“We are aware of all the communities’ difficulties and we will build a new home for the family also the traffic lights will be installed not far from now,” said Councillor Boy Shozi.
The deceased’s uncle Sizwe Mlaba said that “Nothing will ever repay losing our son, no money or power will heal our broken hearts.”
The community appeared to calm down after the response was given to them for the traffic lights.