- President Cyril Ramaphosa is pleased with the swift response to the murder of Precious Ramabulana
- The leader is heading out to Makhado, Limpopo where he will be paying his respect to the student's family
- This comes after a 28-year-old man was arrested in possession of incriminating evidence
President Cyril Ramaphosa is headed to Makhado, Limpopo this weekend, where he will be showing his support to the Ramabulana family.
Briefly.co.za reported that 21-year-old Precious Ramabulana was brutally murdered in her modest rented room in Mokomene almost a week ago.
Ramaphosa had called on Police Minister Bheki Cele to step up investigations, with the police apprehending a suspect in Nyakelang Village.
The 28-year-old was reportedly found in possession of evidence including the young woman's cellphone.
Ramaphosa applauded the authorities for the swift reaction, thanking them for sparing no effort when they tracked down the man responsible for the 'heinous crime'.
The president made it clear that he was firmly committed to the fight against gender-based violence:
“We are keeping our promise to the women and girls of this country that our law-enforcement authorities will not hesitate to act against perpetrators of gender-based violence. We are making sure that violent criminals are apprehended and not left to roam the streets with impunity where they can attack again."
At the launch of the annual 16 Days of Activism of No Violence against Women and Children campaign, Ramaphosa reiterated that funding has been redirected in order to bolster investigations with forensic support, TimesLIVE reports.
Commenting once more on Ramabulana's death, Ramaphosa said that the women of her community have felt the impact of her loss:
“Since Precious’ death the women of the community have told us they feel unsafe and fearful; the arrest of the suspect will not only reassure them but bring a measure of comfort to her bereaved family."
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