The Gauteng Provincial Legislature’s Portfolio Committee on Community Safety has joined Soweto residents in calling for the speedy arrest of those responsible for the abduction of three learners and the subsequent brutal murder of two.
Their bodies were found in White City and Rockville on Thursday morning.
Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee Bandile Masuku says, “The Committee remains concerned that in this day and age, there are still people in our communities who can still commit such heinous crimes, especially against children who are amongst the most vulnerable in our society.”
“The Committee calls for law enforcement agencies to act swiftly in bringing those responsible to book and face the full might of the law, through the establishment of a dedicated team of capable men and women who will work tirelessly to arrest these culprits. Perpetrators of this gruesome act should be taught the harshest lesson and be made an example that in this country such horrible acts of crime will not be tolerated.”
Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi says the boy who escaped after two children in Soweto were mutilated and murdered is assisting police with their investigations.
Lesufi visited the bereaved families and says law enforcement agents should leave no stone unturned to arrest those responsible for the murders.
He says, “We live in an era where children are missing, especially women, literally every day in our communities. So we might be here because someone alerted us. But how many other people go missing that we don’t even know? So, it’s a culture of lawlessness, a culture where people feel they can do as they wish and they will not be traced and they will not pay for their sins.”
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