Parliament, Saturday, 21 May 2022 – The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Ms Nonhlanhla Ncube-Ndaba, has noted the availability of evidence which is trending on social media platforms that can lead to the arrest and successful prosecution of the perpetrator who killed OR Tambo District Municipality employee Ms Namhla Mtwa.

Ms Mtwa who worked in the municipality’s Budget and Treasury Office was gunned down on her driveway in Mthatha recently. According to media reports it was alleged that a hitman shot her several times as she arrived home from work.

Ms Ncube-Ndaba calls on law enforcement agencies to act with speed on the available evidence to ensure that the perpetrator of that heinous and gruesome killing of Namhla faces the might of the law. Furthermore, Ms Ncube-Ndaba is also appealing to the people of OR Tambo and whoever has an information leading to the arrest of the perpetrator to come forward.

“We are thanking those South Africans who have provided the evidence which is on social platforms and which has enough potential to lead to the arrest and prosecution. We are also calling on the people of OR Tambo District and Umthatha to continue with their moral support to the family as the family is still mourning the death of their daughter,” said Ms Ncube-Ndaba.

ISSUED BY THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION SERVICES ON BEHALF OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON WOMEN, YOUTH AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, MS NONHLANHLA MCUBE-NDABA

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