Ulundi mayor condemns looters
ULUNDI Mayor, Wilson Ntshangase has appealed to community members to refrain from committing crime regardless of the circumstances.
He was reacting to an incident of looting at a burning furniture shop, which occurred last Thursday.
Local residents were seen helping themselves by looting furniture, ranging from couches to electrical appliances at King Senzangakhona Shopping Centre.
This criminal act was conducted while fire fighters were trying to douse the blaze, which started at around 7pm.
‘Looting is a crime and this is what our people need to understand,’ he said.
‘We want to warn the community to refrain from taking advantage of such situations. People who looted the shop are criminals and need to be arrested.
‘I wish to applaud the police for their quick response to stop the looting,’ he said.
The ZO is in possession of a video showing residents running away with electric appliances such as stoves and microwaves from the furniture shop.
Zululand Police Cluster spokesperson, Captain
Nkosie Gwala said the cause of the fire was still unknown, but firefighters managed to put out the blaze.
‘We are investigating a case of arson. Injuries were also reported during the incident. Our detectives are working very hard to determine the extent of the damages,’ said Gwala.