The African National Congress (ANC) is saddened and shocked by the brutal murder of Cheslyn Cloete, the son of Comrade Donovan Cloete, Head of Media Production in the Department of Information and Publicity of the African National Congress.
Cheslyn was missing for nine days when his lifeless body was found yesterday. His murder is yet another painful reminder of the violent nature of our society and the heartless disregard for human life and human dignity by criminals. Together, we must continue to work towards restoring the moral fibre of our society.
In recent times, South Africa has witnessed far too many painful cases of brutal crime, especially against women and children. As we mark 16 Days of No Violence Against Women and Children, we join all South Africans in saying that crimes against innocent citizens cannot be tolerated in our free and democratic society.
The ANC is confident that the law-enforcement agencies will leave no stone unturned to ensure that perpetrators of this heinous crime are brought to book. We urge members of the community to assist the police with information that may lead to the arrest, prosecution and conviction of these criminals. We all have a responsibility to ensure that there is no hiding space for criminals.
The ANC conveys its heartfelt condolences to the Cloete family, friends and colleagues. They can take solace in the fact that we are with them during this difficult time.
ISSUED BY THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
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