Violent death of staff member mourned

2016-06-22 06:00

THE DA in the Free State has extended its heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Tumi Khaeeana (46), a staff member of the Free State Provincial legislature.

Khaeeana reportedly died on Sunday (19/06) after sustaining severe burns during a brutal attack by two burglars who he had caught red-handed in his house in Bloemanda on Thursday (16/06).

The burglars allegedly attacked the deceased with a paraffin heater and set him alight.

They then fled the house.

No arrests have been made.

Roy Jankielsohn, leader of the the DA in the Free State provincial legislature, said Khaeeana had been a very helpful person.

“He will be remembered as a gentle and soft-spoken person who always smiled and was willing to support members of the legislature whenever they asked for it.”

Jankielsohn said crime in the Free State and across the country was becoming a matter of great concern.

“South Africa has a high crime rate and the violence that accompanies these crimes remains a huge concern to many.

“Tumi did not deserve to die in such a violent manner.

“It is always sad to loose somebody because of criminal activity,” he said.

The Free State legislature has also extended its condolences to the family of Khaeeana.

Adv. Thabo Mokoena said the death of Khaeeana was like loosing a family member.

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