Premier condemns gogo's murder

2013-01-23 06:42

Mahikeng - The murder of an elderly woman in Mahikeng was condemned by North West Premier Thandi Modise on Tuesday.

"When the elderly are living in fear of being raped by children old enough to be their grandchildren in some instances, society should stand up to say enough is enough," she said in a statement.

The 98-year-old was strangled at her home in Tloung village at the weekend. It was not clear whether she was raped before she was murdered.

Modise called on local residents to help police catch the killers.

She said people who targeted the vulnerable, particularly elderly women, should be permanently removed from society.

Police said the woman's grandson, who lived with her, found her body on Saturday.

Colonel Emelda Setlhako said the grandson was on his way to a funeral when he decided to check on his grandmother.

Earlier in the day, he had been in another room in the house when he heard something fall, but did not investigate.

He found her lying on the floor, covered with a blanket. There was dry blood on the mats and underneath the blanket. She had bruises on her face and strangulation marks on her neck.

  • rian.dejager.3 - 2013-01-23 06:51

    Why should society say "enough is enough"? Government is suppose to say "Enough is Enough" and bring back death people. Killers like this does not deserve to be in society.

      annalise.hodgson - 2013-01-23 07:17

      My thoughts exactly.

      mark.singh.9889 - 2013-01-23 08:05

      Society has been saying "enough is enough" for the last decade. The government just won't listen

      brian.exmachina - 2013-01-23 08:06

      Exactly. Society has been saying enough is enough for a long time now. What, exactly, is she proposing? Mob justice? They are called the government for a reason. They should be the ones doing something. A referendum on the death penalty would be a good start.

      eric.vanvuuren - 2013-01-23 08:28

      Funny thing about this government. I mean my condolences to the family, and too all the other families in South Africa who lost members last night. Most of these deaths could have been prevented if we were allowed to form a kangaroo court system. Only because: our government is asleep at the gate. "Sleep Now Your Government is in Control." And also watch out; by the time we (The Public) say enough, there will be no more Government.

      vierkleur.transvaal - 2013-01-23 08:57

      Society can start by not voting for the cANCer.

  • alex.vorster1 - 2013-01-23 06:52


      eric.vanvuuren - 2013-01-23 08:29

      Really dude????

  • nicolas.gombert.16 - 2013-01-23 06:58

    Has JZ ever condemned a murder? Is this a case of silence is approval?

      mikesenhall - 2013-01-23 08:47

      That is not part of his portfolia

  • Lyndatjie - 2013-01-23 07:02

    I fully agree with the Premier... But I suggest that she puts her money where her mouth is... Instead of all this political talk and saying things that people WANT to hear - start DOING the things people NEED to have done!

  • jan.vanriebeeck.73 - 2013-01-23 07:36

    Ironic how when a old black woman is strangled to death, absolutely horrific to be clear, the northwest premier call for society to "Get involved to further stop such horrific deeds" but the very same premier has remained absolutely deadly quiet about every single act of horrific murder, rape and torture of old white people in her province. I would think she is a racist.

  • kevin.moxham.3 - 2013-01-23 07:38

    98 years old - we must now realize and acknowledge that our society is sick and not normal. This culture shows that life has no value in South Africa....!!

  • thoka.mphoka - 2013-01-23 07:54

    Thats what you are good at. You want to arrest community members carring out mob justice instead of real criminal. Criminals in this country are treated like kings and queens compared to other countries.

  • djbakes - 2013-01-23 07:54

    How many times have we said enough is enough? What the hell are they waiting for...the millionth time?

  • gary.desousa.5 - 2013-01-23 07:59

    Is this Jacksons Mthembus modern democracy at work?

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2013-01-23 08:16

    Every day woman, children are being raped and murdered and we plead with government to do something, but it falls on deaf ears. They even have an ANC womans league, what do these ladies really do, I have only seen and heard them pampering the president like they are his harem. These woman should be making a noise, they are the ones that should be fighting for crime and abuse against woman, but no they too busy campaigning for zoom zoom to even care about the woman or the children of this country. Those who rape and attack brutalize and rape woman, children and even our farmers are nothing but COWARDS sick COWARDS too scared to stand up like a real man. The day is coming not long from now and all the people are going to say enough is enough, we sick of a lawless society that favours criminals as kings

  • derk.woldendorp - 2013-01-23 08:34

    Where is ACTION MAN?

  • joshua.vanvuren - 2013-01-23 08:35

    Eight white farmers of her Province in the Britz area has been murdered the last couple of months- did she comment anything about them in the media and condemn it? Just asking.

  • mikesenhall - 2013-01-23 08:46

    The ANC are more worried about their profile being tarnished AKA FNB advert. Killings and murder are everyday occurences .Not important.I wonder why the Premier only condems this murder and the previous murder of elderly farmers in her territory?????? I wonder why?

  • vicky.john.1297 - 2013-01-23 08:58

    And SAPS should get ff their collective arses and catch the criminal responsible. Then, maybe the judicial system could effectively process the trial and the Prison system could incarcerate him for life. Well, we can but dream. Words from the Premier are just that- words. NO ACTION.

  • amber.rancic - 2013-01-23 09:05

    Ok, seeing as society has already said that enough is enough, why no allow a referendum on the death penalty?

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-23 11:21

    Shouldn't the Premier be doing something about it then?. Or is that too tiresome?.

  • maureen.churchill.9 - 2013-01-23 14:10

    Oh shame, but what about the other gogo's and goga's throughout South Africa? Are you sorry for them?

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