Just a day after Hillary Gardee was murdered, Police Minister, Bheki Cele rushed to Nelspruit in Mpumalanga to attend to the matter. Cele activated a 72 hour action plan to arrest Hillary's killers. Within those 72 hours, Cele's promise came to fruition. Three suspects were arrested and the Police Minister was applauded. Barely three weeks after Hillary's murder, news of Namhla's brutal murder shook the world. Namhla was shot nine times by her lover execution style. Her killer continued to roam the streets and nothing was done by the police. Namhla's murder has caused national outrage after her sister, Sanga Nozintathu Mtwa, said that she had been in an abusive relationship with her partner of 17 years, and shared photos on social media showing the violence she allegedly endured during the relationship.
Calls mounted for Police minister Bheki Cele to do something about the matter, like he did in Hillary’s case. On Wednesday, a march was staged and several politicians participated in the march. Nomvula Mokonyane was one of the partisans and she made threats that if police do nothing, there will be a "citizen arrest" and thongs will be ugly.
It seems like Bheki Cele has finally heeded those calls. He is ready to take action. According to Sowetan Live, Cele and police management led by national police commissioner Gen Fannie Masemola are expected to visit the Mthatha police station in the Eastern Cape on Thursday. The is and at addressing concerns about service delivery and comes after Eastern Cape police commissioner Lt-Gen Nomthetheleli Mene ordered a manhunt for the murderer of Namhla Mtwa.
Meanwhile, AbaThembu King, Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has given the police only three days to arrest Namhla's killer or else there will be fire. Dalindyebo told his nation that if they catch women abusers, they should make sure they don't get to even have their case heard before courts, they should be killed on the spot. He said if "Namhla's killer arrested within three days, his home will be burnt down". King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo today has said a lot of what the general public feels because on the real South African justice system has failed us ordinary South Africans.
We hope Bheki Cele's visit to Mthatha will yield positive results. All we need is for Namhla's killer to face the hand of the law! Do you think Cele will ensure the culprit in Namhla's murder is finally arrested?
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