The community of Mabeskraal near Rustenburg in the northwestern part of the country is in turmoil following the rape and murder of a resident, according to a probation officer.
The suspect has been arrested. Residents say 46-year-old Kgomotso Rose Mokwane is the latest victim in a series of rapes and murders of women in Mabeskraal.
They say the police are failing to arrest the perpetrators of growing violence in their village.
The mother of four children, Kgomotso Rose Mokwane, is said to have been raped and stabbed three times in the head. She was found on a road in the village.
Mokwane died at the hospital.
Christina Mokwane explains the condition of her sister Kgomotso when they find her.
“She was raped and murdered here. We found her in a pool of blood, naked. The person who did this is not human. Why did he not just rape her instead of killing her? That was what I asked myself. He stabbed her in the head. Her forehead. The injection wound just above the eye shocked me the most. It broke me the most. He did not have to kill her. Her children are now alone. “
Her daughter, Virginia Mokwane, still does not believe her mother is dead. She says she is no longer safe.
“I am one of those who saw my mother’s body. I did not believe it. When I saw her lying on the ground, I thought she was calling for help. This has had such an impact because we were so close. Don’t be safe anymore. I’m going to quit my job because I’m quitting very late. The person who did this can attack us at any time when he receives insurance. “
Police have confirmed that the perpetrator who has been arrested was on probation. He was convicted of murder thirteen years ago.
Sabata Mokgwabone, a spokeswoman for the North West Police, said: “We can confirm that the accused Tshepo Motsisi was arrested shortly after the incident. The accused was arrested on probation after being arrested for murder and robbery in January 2006. He was finally sentenced to 25 years in prison in February 2009. “
Society is on fire. They blame the police for not dealing with local crimes, especially murder cases, which they say are on the rise.
“Murders have been committed in our area. There is nothing that has been done by the police by the courts. So we do not know what to do anymore, because if we take matters into our own hands, the police will arrest us. “
Non-profit local organizations have offered to teach women self-help courses to survive GBV and homicide, in the hope that there will be cases of violence against women and children, as Christopher Koitsioe’s representative explained.
“We set up this organization to minimize the deaths committed in our village, which is also why we are meeting with organizations, as well as women, to protect themselves from men. We are also involved in training women in self-defense because we can see that without causing our women to be killed. “
The law states that the alleged increase in GBV cases should not be reported.
Brigadier Mokgwabone explains: “We are committed to providing professional services to our communities. That’s why we want to encourage community members who are complaining about specific cases and blatant crimes to see Sun City’s station manager.
The suspect is expected to appear in Mogwase District Court on Monday.
Lamola says that society, the criminal justice system must work as a unit to fight against the perpetrators of GBV
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