News of the arrest of abakhwetha from a Berlin initiation school in the Eastern Cape over allegations of murdering a 65 year old woman are disturbing, hurting because abakhwetha were in the process of being taught to protect their families, women and those vulnerable in society and not to murder them as alleged.
The ANC EC sends its deepest condolences to the family of the woman who was allegedly killed by these initiates. We call on the law enforcement agencies to do thorough investigation of this matter with splendid efficiency so that we ascertain the details of this matter and find out who killed this lady who was a mother and a relative to her people.
Society will not rest until details of this case are ascertained. As the ANC we encourage the police and the NPA to work together to get to the bottom of this matter.
This statement must be attributed to the ANC EC Provincial Chairperson Cde Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane
Issued by :
ANC EC Communications
ANC Media Liaison Officer
063 687 8267/073 117 6194
ANC EC Communications Manager
084 951 9924/084 843 9706