DA Court Watching Briefs Unit in Mpumalanga to closely monitor Piet Retief murder-case

The DA has taken note of the decision by the Piet Retief Magistrate’s Court granting bail to the five men accused in the murders of Mgcini and Zenzele Coka on a farm in eMkhondo.

The DA’s local Court Watching Briefs Unit will be keeping a close eye on the developments of this, to ensure that both the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) do a proper investigation of events so that justice can be served.

We call for this investigation to be completely beyond reproach and reiterate our call on Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole to send reinforcements to ensure a speedy and in-depth investigation into the incident that led to the death of two people and the injury of three others.

It is of utmost importance that the investigation is completely transparent as contradicting reports of what happened are rife.

Tensions in the community are still very high and only a transparent investigation and course of law will bring eventual peace.

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