Tina Joemat-Pettersson, the chairperson of the Porfolio Committee on Police has welcomed the speedy arrest and courtroom 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, dealing with 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 residence in Doornpoorton, Tshwane.
This occurred on the evening 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 carry 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 guarantee that investigations aren’t 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 neighborhood should work hand-in-hand with police within the combat in opposition to 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.
Nonetheless, the police have appealed to anybody who could have any info on crime, to contact the SAPS by way of Crime Cease on 086 00 10111. Info might also be supplied to the SAPS by way of MySAPSApp, an software which might be downloaded on any Android or Iphone.
Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo, the Nationwide Commissioner spokesperson has mentioned that:
“All info shall be handled with the strictest confidence and callers could stay nameless.”