Limpopo Premier condemns killing of SAMWU provincial secretary

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By Robert Maswanganyi

Thohoyandou- Limpopo Premier Stanely Mathabatha has condemned the recent killing of the  South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) Provincial Deputy Secretary, Ronald Mani near Thohoyandou on Wednesday night.

The killing of the Union leader follows another shooting of a union leader in the same area a week ago. The leader is recovering well at a hospital.

According to the police Mani was shot dead last night at Tshisahulu village and police are investigating the circumstances around that particular incident.

The premier says he is satisfied with the briefing from the MEC responsible for Community Safety Makoma Makhurupetje, who together with the Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba have already dispatched a strong team to the area.

The MEC says the Provincial Commissioner, General Ledwaba is personally visiting the area and will accordingly make sure no stone is left unturned.

The Premier has urged the community, not to speculate and derail police investigations which are at the highest level.
“Let’s not take the law into our hands and allow the police space to unearth whatever circumstances behind this recent spate of shootings in that region, “ the Premier concluded.