Pietermaritzburg - National Freedom Party (NFP) KwaZulu-Natal chairperson Vikizitha Mlotshwa says he has lost confidence in the police as they have not effected any arrest since he was ambushed in 2016.
Mlotshwa was giving evidence before the Moerane Commission on political killings in Pietermaritzburg on Friday where he blamed the current killings on hitmen who have been recruited into the ranks of the African National Congress (ANC).
“It is worth noting that last year I survived the ambush of five bullets when I was attacked at the entrance of my home in Bergville. The case was reported at the Bergville police station. Up until today there is no update and progress on the matter,” said Mlotshwa.
He added that when there was no assistance from the police, he engaged higher authorities without any success. “I ended up losing hope and confidence on the SAPS,” the NFP chairperson continued.
He admitted that there were tensions between the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and NFP which had resulted to deaths. “The decision to leave the IFP and form the NFP was the core in triggering the violence and political intolerance between the NFP and IFP. Through their (IFP) anarchy, arrogant and hostile approach they created some no-go areas for the NFP in special places like hostels,” said Mlotshwa.