Human Settlements official gunned down in Ntuzuma

Human Settlements official gunned down in Ntuzuma

Human Settlements officials in KZN say they are discussing the withdrawal of staff involved in the rollout and construction of temporary residential units until their safety is guaranteed.

KZN Human Settlements Mfanufikile Cele
Supplied: Human Settlements

One of them was killed in Ntuzuma, north of Durban, on Thursday. 

Police say Mfanufikile Cele was in his car on Mdubu Road when he was shot. 

The department's Mbulelo Baloyi says the 57-year-old was on his way to give feedback to flood victims.

READ: Provision of temporary housing in flood-hit KZN areas 'on track'

"Cele was responsible for provisional security to the contractors that are currently busy temporarily residential units for the victims of floods who are currently displaced and staying in most of the community halls. 

"He was doing to KwaMashu to ensure that the victims of floods are updated with respect to when are they going to be relocated to their temporary residential units." 

Baloyi says workers on site have endured harassment and abuse, allegedly from people demanding tenders.


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