Parliament Welcomes Arrest of Ramabulana’s Murder Suspect

The Presiding officers of Parliament say they hope that the arrest of a suspect in connection with the murder of a Limpopo student will ultimately lead to a clear conviction and see justice served and send a strong message of zero tolerance for gender-based violence.

Precious Ramabulana. Photo: Facebook

The Presiding officers of Parliament, led by the Speaker of National Assembly, Thandi Modise and Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Amos Masondo have commended the police for their relentless efforts that saw the swift arrest of a suspect in connection with the murder of a 21-year-old Limpopo student, Precious Ramabulana.

According to a report, the 21-year-old Capricorn TVET college student was found dead in her room off campus on Sunday. She was stabbed about 52 times and allegedly raped.

The suspect was arrested on Thursday and in possession of Ramabulana’s phone.

Presiding officers, welcomed the arrest saying no parent should ever have to bury a child, “it is too great a pain one can ever imagine”.

“We are appalled and repulsed by such senseless savagery, which sadly coincided with the start of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign that aims to raise awareness of the negative impact that violence and abuse have on women and children and to rid society of the scourge permanently.

Modise and Masondo has also extended their sincere heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Ramabulana.

The Portfolio Committee on Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities commended the South African Police Services (SAPS) members for the work done; and also commended the arrest of the alleged perpetrator in the murder of Jesse Hess and her 85-year-old grandfather, Chris Lategan.

Hess, a theology student at the University of the Western Cape and Lategan were found dead in their flat in Parow in September 2019. Hess was discovered on her bed, while her grandfather was restrained in the bathroom. –