MTHATHA- SAPS Senior Management joined a number of stakeholders during a visit at the family of a female murder victim in Bhaziya Locality in OR Tambo District on Monday, 11 April 2022. The 12-year-old girl was reportedly raped and murdered recently in the area. The perpetrator was allegedly murdered by members of the community.
Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana, who represented Provincial Senior Management, condemned the act and called upon all stakeholders and community to join hands in the fight against criminality, especially gender-based violence in every environment.
He discouraged mob justice and encouraged members of the community to report criminality to the police, as he characterized the act of mob justice as unlawful. He further explained the commitment of the South African Police Service in fighting crime as means of ensuring safety and security of every community.
Brigadier Kinana, on behalf of SAPS Senior Management, consoled and conveyed condolences to the bereaved family.
Source: South African Police Service