Seeing the pendulum swing in the favour of justice, just days after the horrific murder of Glen and Vida Rafferty. Police have already begun to make breakthroughs in the case, igniting hope in all who starve to see these murderous felons behind bars.
According to Police Minister Bheki Cele, police are on the verge of a breakthrough and are currently following up on strong leads in the murder investigation.
With farm attacks being a leading concern in South Africa, Cele further states, police have made significant progress in similar attacks regarding other cases, thereby successfully arresting those involved in the attacks.
Visiting the area on Wednesday, September 2, Cele assured the Normandien community that the current rural safety strategy in the area will be revised. Initially launched in 2019, the reviewed strategy was aimed at taking a holistic approach to rural safety. This included collaboration between not only the Government and Private Sector but with the civil society as well.
Cele stresses, officials have committed themselves to engage with the community and map a strategy which will address the challenges in the Normandien area. This includes determining whether the personnel servicing of the area is enough to address any issues and seeing what role the community can play, ensuring security is enhanced for both farmers and the community at large.
With a sense of unease prevailing, Cele has also called for calm within the community, assuring South African’s, the police have a good track record in resolving farm murders.
With Cele confident that police are expected to make a speedy-breakthrough in the case, the community now waits with bated breath to see his words transform into result.
Authors: Quinton Boucher and Calvin Swemmer
Edited: Calvin Swemmer