19 August 2016
The Democratic Alliance is deeply saddened by the passing of Mr Shooping Nose, who was also shot during the heartless killing of DA councillor, Johannes Baaitjie, in Danielskuil on Wednesday night.
It aggrieves us that the family and friends, as well as the close-knit community of Danielskuil, now have to suffer a double loss and we send our heartfelt condolences to both the Baaitjie and Nose families.
The politically motivated execution style murder of Baaitjie and the senseless killing of his friend, Shooping Nose, who appears to have found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, has shocked the DA to its core.
Twenty-two years into democracy, we most certainly did not expect fellow South Africans to display such lethal political intolerance.
I wish to assure the families of Baaitjie and Shooping that this double-murder will not be in vain. It must serve to open the eyes of the nation to the extreme rot and loss of values that has manifested itself within those who govern by greed and desperately seek to cling onto power.
The DA in the Northern Cape will work harder than ever before to spread our message of clean governance, increased job creation and improved service delivery across the province. We will not allow dark forces to stop us from creating a society in which our values of freedom, fairness and opportunity are entrenched.
DA Northern Cape Provincial Leader
082 383 6914
Shelley De Witt
082 847 1387