ANC slams cops for 'lacklustre service' in murdered Khayelitsha teen's case

2016-03-11 14:06
Sinoxolo Mafevuka (File, supplied)

Sinoxolo Mafevuka (File, supplied) (Unknown)

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Family expresses devastation over Sinoxolo Mafevuka's killing

2016-03-11 10:54

Nine days after murdered Sinoxolo Mafevuka's body was found in a communal toilet, the police visited her family. Watch.WATCH

Cape Town – The ANC in the Western Cape has condemned the police for their "lacklustre service" in dealing with slain teenager Sinoxolo Mafevuka’s case.

The teenager was found raped and killed in the communal toilets in Khayelitsha, with her clothes stuffed in the cistern.

Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu also slammed the police on Thursday for their lack of progress in the case.

Mafevuka’s angry family said they had not heard from the police since their 19-year-old daughter was found dead at the beginning of March.

The ANC's acting provincial secretary, Thandi Manikivana, condemned the police’s lack of urgency in Mafevuka’s case.

She said the quick action by police following the murder of teenager Franziska Blöchliger had resulted in quick arrests, with four suspects appearing in court.

"Make no mistake, all these tragedies are heart wrenching, all the more reason that they must be treated with the same sense of urgency and care. Black lives matter, whatever the circumstances of their realities. As the ANC, we are going to have to entrench this reality more aggressively until all South Africans hold the same premium of citizenry,” she said.

The ANC demanded that police move with great speed in solving the brutal murder of Mafevuka.

On Thursday, Khayelitsha cluster commander Johan Brand said the investigation was at "an advanced stage".

He promised to deal with the police in charge of the case, who had not approached the family for statements following the murder.

Read more on:    police  |  anc  |  franziska blochliger  |  sinoxolo mafevuka  |  cape town  |  crime

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