Mashilo wants meeting with sangomas after cruel murder of Witbank children

Government and ANC leaders met the family on Saturday.


Nkangala ANC leader Speedy Mashilo wants “a special meeting” with traditional healers after two children were kidnapped and killed, possibly for their body parts, to be used for muti.

Mashilo formed part of government and ANC leaders who came to the Shabane family on Saturday morning to mourn the death of Gabisile Shabane (13) and 1-year-old Nkosikhona Ngwenya.

“We need a special meeting with traditional healers,” Mashilo told the family.

“All traditional healers,” he said.

“Because the traditional healers are the people that we must talk to. A big meeting with them,” Mashilo said.

He told the family that as ANC they do not believe that what happened there “was planned by God”.

“That is for pastors. We in the ANC believe there is criminal activity here. That’s all. And we will lead and show we can solve these social ills,” he said.

MEC of Safety and Security Pat Ngomane as well as Mpumalanga police boss Lieutenant-General Mondli Zuma also visited to the bereaved family in the Kwa-Guqa section of Hlalanikahle in eMalahleni.

Ngomane promised the cops will do everything in their power to bring to book all those involved in the murder of the children.

He said as the Safety and Security department they will be very close to the family to assist the process of laying the two kids to rest.

“What happened to this family can happen to anybody,” Ngomane said.

Gabisile, who lived with albinism, and Nkosikhona were kidnapped on the Sunday night of 28 January 2018 while they were asleep with their moms.

Three unknown men broke the dinning room window, pointing a gun at the parents of the children before disappearing with them.

They were found dead a week ago on the N4 towards Tshwane and one man, a 31-year-old Thokozani Msibi, arrested.

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(edited by MLM)

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