by Harold McGluwa, MPL – DA Provincial Chairperson in the Northern Cape
Date: 16 October 2017
Type: Press Statement
The Democratic Alliance notes the incident which took place in Kathu on Friday night, where two young men from Kommagas were attacked by a man in a Nissan bakkie. While the exact circumstances of the case are still unclear, it appears as though the attack was unprovoked and racially motivated.
As the Democratic Alliance, we cannot condone racism or any racist actions of any kind. It is absolutely unacceptable that any person becomes a target because of the colour of his or her skin.
We express our condolences to the family and loved ones of the young man who has passed away. We also send our well wishes for a full and speedy recovery to the second man, who has suffered serious injuries. We will be visiting the families during the course of the day to show our sympathy and support.
We commend the SAPS for their quick attention to the matter, for their recovery of the vehicle used in the assault and their apprehension of the one suspect.
We trust that justice will take its course in this case.
Harold McGluwa, MPL
DA Provincial Chairperson in the Northern Cape
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