- Minister of Police Bheki Cele visited Namhla Mtwa's family and said her boyfriend was not taken in for questioning for her murder
- Mtwa was shot nine times after returning home from work last month and police have not arrested any suspects till date
- Cele and National Police Commissioner General Fannie Masemola spent about an hour with the family and said investigations were solid
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MTHATHA - Minister of Police Bheki Cele visited the family of Namhla Mtwa who was shot nine times after returning home from work last month.
He could not give an answer to when police would make an arrest in the case and said that her boyfriend was not taken in for questioning in connection with the murder.
The minister and National Police Commissioner General Fannie Masemola spent about an hour with the family. They said they were on a fact-finding mission in the Eastern Cape after widespread public outrage over police allegedly mishandling the case, News24 reported.
Despite telling the family that police investigations were solid, and he said is chasing a nameless criminal. He said the police are not driven by social media but by facts that they are trying to uncover. Cele said people may be surprised to find out that many people were involved in the killings.
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He also commented on Abathembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo's calling for Mtwa's boyfriend to hand himself over to the police and his threats that his home and business would be torched. Cele said the statements will have to be looked at, Eyewitness News reported.
Social media users are calling for the arrest of Mtwa’s boyfriend:
“All we want is to see this monster behind bars locked for life he doesn't deserve to live amongst human beings.”
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“Without public outcry, you don't do your jobs. Your incompetence is beyond measure. And your dumb minister always trying to hog the limelight.”
“May whoever did this get apprehended.”
“Cele is so useless together with his entourage.”
Police Minister Bheki Cele says Namhla Mtwa’s murder will be solved, angry residents threaten citizen's arrest
In a related matter, Briefly News also reported Minister of Police Bheki Cele strongly advised that the murder of 35-year-old Namhla Mtwa will be solved, and the suspect will be arrested. He said the arrest of a suspect has taken some time, but he is willing to put his “head on the block” to ensure the case is resolved. Mtwa was shot nine times in her driveway after returning home from work in April. The murder of the OR Tambo municipal worker has sparked outrage throughout the country.
Screenshots of a conversation between Mtwa and her alleged killer were shared on social media and the community is calling for the arrest of Mtwa’s ex-boyfriend. Cele said police need accurate information that can be converted into evidence so police can act. He said police act decisively and in the correct manner, SABC News reported.
Source: Briefly News