The KZN government has shared the KZN Premier’s remarks from the briefing with the Minister of Police, whereby the premier assured that efforts towards rebuilding and recovering have begun.
The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) government published the remarks by the province’s Premier Sihle Zikalala on Tuesday, 3 August 2021, from the media briefing with Minister of Police, Bheki Cele at the Inanda Police Station earlier that day. Premier Zikalala thanked Cele for providing an update on the developments since the unrest in KZN, and especially focused on the area of Phoenix.
Zikalala emphasised that the provincial government’s priority currently is to bring about peace and stability, noting that the increased visibility of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the South African Police Service (SAPS) on the ground has added to the stability, allowing the economy to run. The premier also stated that providing relief and starting the process towards rebuilding is the second priority, confirming that the estimated cost of damages and relief required stands at about R2 billion for provincial sector departments and R74 million for municipal damages.
The premier further stressed that there is a need for the government to build harmony and coexistence among the people, especially in Phoenix and its surrounds, as a means of achieving a social cohesion and moral regeneration approach. Zikalala assured that work towards rebuilding, uniting and recovery in the province has earnestly begun.
See the post below.
Remarks by Premier of KwaZulu-Natal Sihle Zikalala during the briefing by Minister of Police Bheki Cele held at the Inanda Police Station on 03 August 2021. https://t.co/DBRQ3Mq1Fq pic.twitter.com/EEgWhWhnwP
— KZN Provincial Gov (@kzngov) August 3, 2021