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10 May 2017

MEC, Motlhabane Pleaded with Coligny Community and Police to End the Protests and Return Calm to the Area

North West Community Safety and Transport Managemen t MEC, Dr. Mpho Motlhabane has made a plea to the community leaders and the SAPS t o work around the clock jointly in an earnest attempt to return; calm, peace and stabilit y to the Coligny community.

"This rampant violence and arson needs to stop. Nor malcy must be restored. Schools, Government services and Shops must reopen so that l ife and business in the community resume as expected": said Motlhabane

It has since emerged that the community members, in cluding the family, and certain organisations have decided to lodge urgent appeal a pplications against a court decision to grant bail to the two men accused of murdering Matl homolo Moshoeu.
Two white men have been charged with killing the 16 -year-old by throwing him out of a moving bakkie. They, however, argue that Moshoeu died after he jumped out of their moving vehicle.

Motlhabane said that the state will seek legal advice on the options available in providing the necessary support to the family because of their in digent status. We will do this within the prescripts of our laws as a country. We respect the court decision but our disappointment and dissatisfaction should be registered.

“As government, representing the will of the people , we will support the victims family and offering support were necessary”
He has appealed to the community members to stop th e protest, avoid vandalising private and or public property, respect the rule of law and allow the legal processes to continue.
Motlhabane has also asked residents to allow their children to return to school and shops to reopen for business on Wednesday.

The Police intervention units were also urged to co ntinue monitoring the volatile situation on a 24/7 basis.

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