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Cops have failed us - parents

By unknown | Jul 11, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Canaan Mdletshe

Canaan Mdletshe

"The police have failed us." These are the words of the parents of 20-year-old Mlu Ndlovu, who was killed in May at KwaFelekisi village near KwaMakhutha on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast.

Ndlovu's parents say their son was allegedly gunned down by a "known" local leader.

Ndlovu was with his girlfriend just metres away from his home when armed assailants opened fire, killing him instantly.

The family say two months have passed and still no one has been arrested. This is despite the girlfriend pointing out a local headman and another man as being responsible for the shooting.

Devastated parents Bhekinkosi and Hlulekile Ndlovu have accused the police of "failing us".

"It has been two months of hell for us. Knowing our child's killer, and seeing him daily, opens up old wounds. The police have all the information, but are not acting on it," Hlulekile Ndlovu said yesterday.

"If you are poor your complaint will probably not be addressed. I am very hurt," she said.

But police have rejected the family's claims. They say the man accused of murdering Mlu is, in fact, in police custody. They say he was arrested on Saturday.

Locals believe Mlu's killing is linked to an ongoing feud between factions loyal to Induna Xulu and Induna Mbeko.


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