Operation Dudula Cancels KZN Launch, Police Not Ready for Potential Violence

Operation Dudula Cancels KZN Launch, Police Not Ready for Potential Violence

  • Operation Dudula has postponed its KwaZulu-Natal branch launch following concerns from the police over lack of capacity
  • The authorities requested that the launch be postponed due to security concerns and the risk of violent clashes as a result of the launch
  • The police are confident in the case against the movement's leader and believe that its investigation is extremely thorough

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DURBAN - Operation Dudula has cancelled its launch in KwaZulu-Natal following a request from the police. The authorities requested that the launch not take place due to a lack of capacity to ensure safety and security.

The launch might take place again after the Easter holidays, allowing the police to prepare for possible violent clashes.

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Operation Dudula has postponed the launch of its KwaZulu-Natal branch. Photo credit: Operation Dudula
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SABC News reported that the City of Ethekwini was wary of the possibility of violence that might occur as a result of the launch.

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Operation Dudula KZN Provincial Coordinator, Nico Dumakude said that the movement granted the SAPS request for the launch to be delayed.

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eNCA reported that the police are confident that their case against the leader of Operation Dudula, Nhlanhla 'Lux' Dlamini, is water tight.

He is facing charges of housebreaking, theft and defeating the ends of justice following the ransacking of Soweto resident Victor Ramerafe's house. He'd been accused of dealing drugs.

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The group marched to Hillbrow Central police station to hand over a memorandum according to News24. The activists have called for the Home Affairs minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, to step down.

Doctor Janet Munakamwe was a victim of institutionalised xenophobia when she applied for her work permit in South Africa. She found it very difficult to get her permit despite being highly qualified and educated.

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