President Cyril Ramaphosa has apologised to the family of eight-year-old Tazne van Wyk. She was kidnapped and murdered, allegedly by 54-year-old man who was out on parole.
Ramaphosa visited her family on Tuesday. He said the suspect should never have been granted parole to cheers from the crowd.
Ramaphosa said the tragedy showed a problem with the current parole system.
In other news – Musa Mseleku hits back at Mnakwethu criticism: SA isn’t open-minded
The host of Mnakwethu, Musa Mseleku, was caught in the crossfire earlier this week when viewers of the polygamy-themed TV show claimed it encouraged “trashy” male behaviour, so he’s come out to set the record straight. Since the first episode, viewers have voiced their disapproval at the fact that the polygamy processes followed by men on the show are not necessarily a proper reflection of the age-old tradition.
Musa said all the backlash is doing is exposing the “fact” that South Africans aren’t as open-minded as they would like to believe – and that they are “too westernised”. I’m glad that people are talking about this, even though I feel that their anger only exposes the kind of society we live in. South Africans are not as open-minded as they pretend to be when it comes to culture, because they are too westernised. Read more