Our people not safe anymore - DA

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Klerksdorp Midweek, Klerksdorp - The Democratic Alliance in North West, as well as their DA Women’s Network, protested outside the Klerksdorp Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday 17 May where the accused in the murder of a teenage girl from Jouberton appeared.

Tshepo Seth Manyike (32) will probably apply for bail on 29 May.

He is detained by the police. He was arrested following the discovery of the body of Nombuyiselo Nombewu (15) on Mother’s Day after she went missing on Friday 12 May. She was burnt to death. Images of the brutal scene shocked the community after they were distributed on social media.

According to DA Cllr Gloria Malete it portrays the brutality and seriousness of crimes in our communities. “The message from the
community at the protest was clear: Enough is enough. It was evident from the people attending the event that all communities, in all areas are vulnerable to violence. Some women shared their fear to walk alone, being alone in their own houses and fell prisoner to criminals,’’ she said.

The same day, the DA showed support in a High Court Case (Circuit Court) in the same building where five men stand accused of
raping and assaulting a mother and her daughters. “Our people don’t feel safe in their own homes and communities. We condemn any form of violence. The ANC government should step up efforts to ensure law and order, safety and stability and for better circumstances across communities.’’