11 September 2017

Umzimvubu Local Municipality has learnt with great sadness of the unfortunate act of cannibalism in KwaBhaca formerly known as Mount Frere. The Honorable Mayor Cllr Bulelwa Mabengu strongly condemns the inhumane act and calls upon the South African Police Service and the Justice system to strengthen their visibility in the area while also ensuring that the alleged perpetrator faces the full might of the law.

According to the Honorable Mayor, Bulelwa Mabengu,” We have visited the family of the victim earlier today (Monday) and wish to plead with the media to provide the family enough space to deal with the matter. The municipality is in the process of facilitating an awareness campaign together with sector departments in the area. This is to ensure that all of our residents are much more vigilant and proactive towards such unfortunate incidents.”

“I also believe that drugs and substance abuse was a major contributing factor and yearn to call upon law authorities to show a more proactive visibility in our area. The municipality will however be having more private consultation sessions with the family of the victim and the alleged to assist them in dealing with the ordeal” she concluded.

For more information please contact:

Mrs. Nokhanyo Zembe
Head of Communications
Umzimvubu Local Municipality
Zembe.Nokhanyo@umzimvubu.gov.za
072 091 3952 / 039 255 8508