Member's Statement On Hijacking In Cape Town
Hon VB Ndlovu

 

National Assembly: Tuesday, 16 November 2010 

 

Honourable Speaker:

The IFP wishes to express its sincerest condolences to the friends and family of Mrs Shrien Dewani, the British tourist who was hijacked and murdered in and around the Khayelitsha / Guguletu area last Saturday evening.

Mrs Dewani and her husband were coming back from a function in Somerset West and had stopped to see the nightlife in Guguletu on Saturday evening when they were hi-jacked.

The IFP trust that our Police Force is leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to bring these criminals swiftly to justice.

We further urge local government to take the necessary preventative measures in making sure that all tourists arriving in our country are well informed as to which areas are unsafe to travel through. In this regard we suggest general tourism safety information packs be placed on all inbound flights to South Africa.

Heinous crimes such as these have no place in South Africa and we urge the Minister of Police to send a very clear message to the perpetrators of this and in fact any crime, that it will not be accepted , that you will be caught and that you will pay dearly for it.

I thank you.

Hon VB Ndlovu