The Limpopo MEC for Social Development Nkakareng Rakgoale has called for the court not to grant bail to a 34-year old man who is due to appear before the Seshego Magistrate’s Court on Monday,15 November 2021 facing charges of rape and murder.
Police say the suspect is linked to the robbery, rape and killing of several women aged 25 and 48 after he lured them with the promise of employment. Their bodies were dumped in Seshego, Polokwane and Westenburg.
MEC Rakgoale says Gender Based Violence and Femicide undermines the rights of people whom we describe as vulnerable. The justice system must deal harshly with perpetrators of such violence. Our social workers will be working with the police to ensure that they trace the families of the victims to provide psychosocial support after this gruesome discovery.
The MEC also urge women and children to be vigilant as they approach the festive season and criminals are out there targeting vulnerable people. The department will also use the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children to be launched on the 25th of November to further create awareness about the dangers and effects of Gender Based Violence.