Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi has condemned the culture of lawlessness that prevails in society. He emphasised that the police would fully utilise their resources to bring justice to the killers of two boys in Soweto.
Lesufi, Community Safety MEC Faith Mazibuko and Education MEC Matome Chiloane stopped by the two learners’ families’ residences on Thursday. This visit followed a gruesome incident on Wednesday when three boys, two Grade 1 learners and one Grade R learner, were abducted around 7:30 pm.
According to SAnews, on Thursday, Soweto’s education district office received a message alleging that learners from Isiseko Primary School had been kidnapped and subsequently murdered. Two boys, five and six years old, were mutilated and killed, and one survived. The principal, accompanied by police services, went to the scene where community patrollers found the learners’ bodies and confirmed their identities.
The Provincial Government has stated that police services are currently on a search to find the perpetrators of this gruesome act. Premier Lesufi thanked the community for their help and guaranteed the Gauteng Provincial Government’s support for the victims’ relatives.
“We would like to thank our community patrollers. With limited resources and support, they were able to discover the two bodies. This is the partnership we need with communities. As the government, we have committed to providing support to the families,” he said.
Premier Lesufi added that society must not tolerate the incident, and they were trying to establish the reasons behind it. He stated they had no choice but to unleash state resources to ensure that the police did everything in their power to understand why such heinous acts occur in society.