27 August 2016
The Democratic Alliance in the Northern Cape condemns the cold-blooded murder of a child from the De Aar community.
The information I have received from our councillors, Kobus Rust and Joline Hoffman, makes it clear that the murder of the child was an act of retribution against the mother. The child was last seen alive in the company of his mother’s boyfriend, a man who was drunk and who had made threats against the mother.
This is the second senseless murder of a child to punish a parent in the Northern Cape this month. We cannot tolerate this kind of brutality where children are used as pawns and are murdered simply to punish their parents. Children must be protected and their right to life must be respected.
We call on the South African Police Services to leave no stone unturned and to ensure that the murderer is brought to book.
Provincial Chairperson for DAWN
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