Tina Joemat-Pettersson, the chairperson of the Porfolio Committee on Police has welcomed the speedy arrest and court docket look of a suspect who was concerned within the homicide case of Gauteng Member of the Provincial Legislature, Mapiti Matsena.
The suspect – Monoko Francis Thoka, 29, made a short look on the Pretoria North Justice of the Peace’s Court docket on Monday, going through a homicide cost.
The murdered Matsena was the chairperson of the Provincial Security and Safety Committee. Matsena was allegedly attacked and fatally stabbed at his dwelling in Doornpoorton, Tshwane.
This occurred on the night time of July 16, 2020.
Joemat-Pettersson mentioned in an announcement:
“The speedy arrest is testomony to the great capabilities of the police and can hopefully deliver justice to the Matsena household. The arrest ought to additional strengthen the credibility within the police in resolving acts of crime expeditiously.”
Joemat-Pettersson urged the police to make it possible for investigations usually are not put to halt, however accomplished shortly and qualitatively, in order to make sure that prosecutions deter felony acts.
She additional mentioned:
“All criminals should be faraway from our streets to make sure that security and safety return to our streets. Moreover, the group should work hand-in-hand with police within the combat towards crime, as crime has social and financial impacts on everybody.”
The committee has prolonged its heartfelt condolences to the Matsena household for his mindless and brutal homicide.
Nevertheless, the police have appealed to anybody who might have any data on crime, to contact the SAPS through Crime Cease on 086 00 10111. Data may additionally be supplied to the SAPS through MySAPSApp, an software which could be downloaded on any Android or Iphone.
Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo, the Nationwide Commissioner spokesperson has mentioned that:
“All data will likely be handled with the strictest confidence and callers might stay nameless.”