Eastern SAPS Family, led by Women’s Network and Men For Change, spent their time on 3 October 2020, comforting Mhlahlo family in Mdantsane after sadly losing their six-year-old daughter, Inathi who was reportedly raped and killed recently in their area of residence.
Provincial Champion for Women’s Network, Colonel Lungi Sabane condemned the cruel and heartless act that resulted in the loss of an innocent soul, and further encouraged collective effort in rooting out criminality, especially against women and children, in the society.
Men For Change Provincial Champion, Lieutenant Colonel Mthuthuzeli Kilimani expressed his shock and sadness by the inhuman act by someone who regard themselves as human. He further indicated that the perpetrator has no qualities of a real man.
Women’s Network from Department of Correctional Services (DCS) joined the South African Police Service in consoling the bereaved family. Mrs. Busiswa Ntozini condemned the act, and described it as barbaric. She expressed her concern about prevalent crimes against women and children. She called upon parents to take note of their way of upbringing their children, as she linked Gender Based Violence with imbalanced, bias and partial tendencies in upbringing of children.
Deputy Provincial Commissioner for Corporate Services, Major General Thobeka Kunene criticised crimes against women and children that are viewed as prevalent in different communities. She called upon everyone to play their critical role in ensuring safety in their communities, as it is everyone’s responsibility to fight crime.
In conclusion of the session, Warrant Officer (Reverend) Bukelwa Kosini consoled the family, relating to a biblical verse: “….sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us” (Romans 8:18)
Collective monetary offering and groceries were handed over to Mhlahlo family, as part of support.
The family expressed their gratitude for the visit and emotional support rendered by South African Police and Department of Correctional Services.
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