Mahikeng: Premier Supra Mahumapelo of the North West Province has condemned with strongest words possible the incident on which a man was attacked and ruthlessly killed by a group of people at Marikana. According to the police statement, the deceased sustained serious injuries caused by sharp objects and pangas used during the attack. The incident happened yesterday, Thursday 08 December, in the afternoon.
“We view this heartless incident as a deliberate and senseless attack on the Provincial Government’s Reconciliation, Healing and Renewal programme, more so the second phase of this programme was rolled out at Wonderkop near Marikana this past Sunday. These are opportunistic criminal acts, which we call on the police to leave no stone unturned in investigating”, said Mahumapelo disappointedly.
While the motive behind this attack is not yet known, Premier Mahumapelo called on the residents of Marikana to remain calm, fearless and united, and urged them to help police with information that will lead to the apprehension of perpetrators who are reportedly still at large.
“Killers have no place in our society. They must be apprehended and face the full might of the law”, maintained Mahumapelo.
Mahumapelo reiterated the significance of the RHR programme, saying incidents such as this one will not deter and defocus the provincial government from advocating nation building and social cohesion, this in the context of rebranding, repositioning and renewal of Bokone Bophirima Province.