Condemnation of nun’s murder

2015-05-01 17:32
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Harry Gwala Regional ANC secretary Sindi Msomi.

PHOTO: supplied Harry Gwala Regional ANC secretary Sindi Msomi.

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THE Harry Gwala Regional ANC added its voice to the murder of the 86-year-old nun who was also raped and strangled­ with a typewriter cord in her living quarters at the Sacred Heart Convent in Ixopo.

“We condemn the attack of a nun and call for a harsh sentence. Police have arrested three people in connection with the murder.

The attack of a nun in a holy place is uncalled for. They must get a severe sentence,” said ANC secretary Sindi Msomi to Fever.

The Austrian immigrant was found by a fellow nun in her room last week. She was alone when the robbers struck, tied her up and robbed her of cash.

“As the region we are very concerned about the killing because it makes bad blood between us and other countries because she is from Austria,” said Msomi.

She asked the community of Ixopo to be calm.

“The perpetrators must rot in jail. As the ANC we won’t allow the murder of innocent people.”

Msomi blamed the attack on foreigners­ from African countries who are living in South Africa.

“Africa belongs to us and the African National Congress is not the South African National Congress because we embrace all Africans,” said Msomi.

Harry Gwala District lies on the border of Lesotho and South Africa and many people from Lesotho enter South Africa illegally to search for better opportunities.

Msomi said borders must be controlled and regulated.

“We don’t ignore that South Africa­ is facing challenges, but we don’t want people assassinating people because they are foreigners­.”

The government needs to register foreigners at Home Affairs and count how many are in South Africa­

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