- Police Minister Bheki Cele is urging the police to protect the family of Julius Nyundu following his murder
- The family feels that they are in danger because their family member was murdered in their presence
- An SABC News journalist has been forced to open a case of intimidation after they reported on the case
Minister of Police Bheki Cele has called on the South African Police Service (SAPS) to protect the family of Julius Nyundu from the danger they are currently facing. Nyundu was murdered in the presence of his family in Mamelodi, Pretoria.
Cele says that the SAPS has to do everything they can in their power to protect Nyundu's five family members as they went back to school on Monday after schools reopened.
According to Nyundu's family, Julius was a key witness in the murder case of Mandla Ledwaba, who lives in the same neighbourhood. A probe has been launched by Cele into the murder.
"Unfortunately in South Africa, the structure of protecting witnesses is not with the police. It falls within the justice authority. So to have the person [witness] dying or killed it’s a serious indictment," said Bheki Cele to SABC News.
According to News24, an SABC journalist who reported on the case is living their life in fear because those who were involved are allegedly after him too. The journalist was forced to lay a charge of intimidation with the police.
This took place after the two brothers accused of murder and a prosecutor accused of taking a bribe to derail their case visited the SABC offices in Pretoria.
Briefly News previously reported that the wife of slain SA father Lindani Myeni spoke about life without him. The wife of slain South African father Lindani Myeni has been documenting her days since his death.
In a video shared on YouTube, Lindsay Myeni speaks about the type of person her husband was. Lindsay recalled the day her husband was killed by police officers and the pain she has been going through in the days after.
The mother of two spoke about how if the roles were reversed between her and her husband, he would still be here today. She said:
"My worst nightmare has come true. We were always scared of cops in America regarding Lindani. People always treat him like he's a weapon, even just regular people."
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