Help us catch killers, police tell Gugulethu residents

2010-11-15 13:08

Police minister Nathi Mthethwa and SA Police Service national

commissioner General Bheki Cele today urged residents of Gugulethu to help

police track down the killers of a young British tourist who was murdered after

a hijacking in the Cape Town township at the weekend.


In a joint statement, the two expressed their “shock, sadness and

outrage” at the killing of the newlywed 28-year-old woman, who had arrived in

the city on honeymoon with her husband last Friday.


“We are saddened to learn about this horrendous and shocking

incident. As government, we remain firm that such selfish actions shall not

deter us from our determination to keep our society safe from useless

scoundrels.


“On behalf of the police leadership, we express our sincere

condolences to the family and friends of the victim, and wish the husband

strength and comfort during this difficult period of a loss of a loved

one.


“We urge the citizens of Gugulethu and surrounding areas, in

partnership with the police, to triple their actions in ensuring that these

scoundrels are speedily apprehended.”


Western Cape police detectives were using all the resources at

their disposal to “speedily bring the perpetrators of this despicable crime to

book”.


Police management in the province were overseeing the investigation

and keeping the national commissioner updated on progress.


“There are members of the community in the Western Cape who must be

aware of the identity of the perpetrators of this barbaric act.


“They should do their civic duty and report any information to the

police, albeit anonymously via the Crime Stop telephone number 08600 10111 or

the Crime Line SMS number 32211.


“Let us rid our communities of murderous scoundrels, for the safety

of all,” they said.


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