The Beeld newspaper reported on Tuesday that two NSPCA inspectors will be laying charges against National Council of Provinces Chairwoman Thandi Modise's farm manager and spokesperson after they were allegedly threatened with violence.
‘Rape is a Plague’: Zulu King
"These ugly criminal acts are no longer just isolated incidents, but they now constitute a plague," he said opening the KwaZulu-Natal House of Traditional leaders in Ulundi, according to a copy of his speech.
"This situation warrants urgent attention as it is reaching epidemic proportions."
He urged traditional leaders to encourage people to work with the police.
"We need to ensure that we eliminate all forms of anti-social behaviour amongst our communities.
"But traditional leaders, through their traditional councils and all traditional formations in tribal authorities, should take the lead in this campaign if we are to restore our good image as a province where ubuntu, respect for one another and dignified behaviour are the cornerstones of our nation."
Zwelithini said joblessness was no excuse for committing crimes.
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