The KwaZulu-Natal MEC for transport, community safety and liaison, Mxolisi Kaunda, said on Monday police operations in trouble spots would be intensified following the killing of a prominent Durban pastor at the weekend.
Kaunda condemned the murder of pastor Sakhile Langa, who tried to stop suspects robbing a retail shop in the Point, Durban on Saturday night.
In a statement, Kaunda said a group of men entered one of the shops and stole cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of cash.
“A cleaner at the shop gave chase to the suspects and Langa went to assist and apprehended one of the suspects who drew a firearm and shot him in the arm and chest.”
Kaunda commended police for arresting the suspect, but said the remaining suspects were still on the run.
He said police operations would focus on hotspot areas which included Albert Park, the Durban CBD and North and South Beach.
“I have also asked the police to focus on raiding derelict buildings which have become a hideout for criminals,” said Kaunda.
– African News Agency