SIYABUSWA – Mpumalanga MEC for Community Safety, Security and Liaison, Gabisile Shabalala has called on traditional leaders not to help suspects to evade justice by cleansing them with muthi.
The MEC was speaking during the National Prayer Day for Road Safety Towards Zero Deaths In Our Roads. This was part of commemorating World Remembrance Day for Road Crash victims held on Moloto Road in Siyabuswa today.
She said when healers are approached by perpetrators to cleanse them of their deeds. she pleaded that those who do so should be immediately reported to the police.
Shabalala added that helping abusers to face consequences of their actions will make it difficult for government to end the scourge in communities.
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“We want to work with you. We understand your business but we want you to help us bring the abusers to book because victims and perpetrators are known in communities. GBVF is a serious challenge that requires us all to work together including aboGogo (traditional healers). You should immediately notify the police when they (criminals) approach you to help evade justice,” said the MEC.