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Man due in court for 'killing' IFP member

An NFP councilor is expected to appear in court for killing an IFP member.

Police tape closes off a crime scene. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A National Freedom Party (NFP) councillor is expected to appear in court on Wednesday, for the shooting of an Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) member in full view of police and the media outside a KwaZulu-Natal court house.

Siya Dlamini was shot dead after a confrontation between IFP and NFP supporters outside the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court, north of Durban, on Monday.

The shooting has felled tensions at the KwaMashu hostel.

Both the IFP and NFP have voiced doubts about the police's ability to control the situation.

The NFP wants the army to step.

It says police have done little to bring calm to the area, while the IFP says it can no longer trust the police - as officers had stood by idly while the shooting took place.

King Goodwill Zwelithini is also concerned about the escalating number of political killings and has indicated he will convene a meeting with political parties and taxi owners to ensure reconciliation and peace.

Government also issued a statement condemning the use of violence to resolve conflict.