Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz visited the family of the Khayelitsha teenager who was allegedly raped and killed by her neighbour.
Sinovuyo Magatya, 18, was reported missing by her family the day after she went with her friends to a local shebeen on Sunday, 30 May, in Zwezwe.
After looking for her for four days, cops searched Makholwa Ngumla’s shack and found what was thought to be Sinovuyo’s wig and other bloody items and took him in for questioning.
Her body was found behind the accused’s shack on the same day, her jeans were pulled down to her thighs, and she had a cut in her neck.
On Thursday Fritz said he wanted to convey his condolences to the family, hours before the teenager’s memorial service which was held at the Nkanini Primary School.
“We are upset that another woman was murdered and I have asked the police to do everything to make sure the man arrested is convicted for the crime if he is the guilty one,” he said.
“We are also tired of always coming for condolences, the killing of women has to stop.”
Sinovuyo’s mom Nomfundo says she wants Ngumla to spend the rest of his life in jail.
“I don’t want him to take another child like he did Sinovuyo. I want justice even if it won’t bring my daughter back,” she said.
The MEC also visited Constance Ndlebe’s children at her Lingelethu West home.
The 78-year-old was raped and killed and then set alight in her home, where she lived alone, a week ago.
Her body was found by her eldest daughter Nondumiso, 44, on Saturday morning.
No arrests have been made yet.
Fritz vowed to put pressure on the national SAPS to allocate more resources to the province.