Guess who this bakkie which was used to hunt for black people in Phoenix belongs to

Guess who this bakkie which was used to hunt for black people in Phoenix belongs to

The Body count at Phoenix morgue has climbed to 57. Officials say not all deaths are unrest-related and there are allegations that some municipal officials may have been involved in the violence.

The eThekwini Municipality says it is investigating allegations that one of its municipal vehicles was seen being driven around Phoenix, north of Durban, during last week’s violence in KwaZulu-Natal. This comes after rife allegations surfaced, about an Indian who is employed by the municipality who was seen driving a bakkie which is registered under the municipality. The bakkie is owned by eThekwini Municipality, not an individual. NDM stands for Natal Durban Metro. Meanwhile, black municipal workers stationed at Springfield refused to work with Indian’s on Thursday.

Survivors of the Phoenix massacre who are currently speaking of violence and pain have confirmed seeing the municipal vehicle in questiondrivingaround huntingfor black people during the violence. Ethekwini mayor, Mxolisi Kaunda, who is a die-hard supporter of Jacob Zuma, shocked many when he made “inflammatory” remarks in support of the former president.

Meanwhile, the same eThekwini municipality estimates that the metro will lose up to 50-billion rand of its GDP due to last week’s widespread unrest and looting. Ramaphosa says the violence and destruction of the last two weeks has provided the starkest reminder of what is at stake. It has publicly displayed several of the social and economic faultlines in our society and underlined the urgent need to decisively address poverty, inequality and unemployment.