By Chris Hattingh, DA Constituency Head, Matlosana, Klerksdorp:
The Democratic Alliance in Klerksdorp is shocked by the heinous gang raping of a 50-year-old mother and her three daughters in Jouberton on Monday. The youngest victim is only six years old.
Furthermore these rapes, by three perpetrators between 18 and 22 years old, took place in the presence of two male siblings who were contained with knives.
This may be regarded as an indicator of a growing and widespread moral regression in our society.
The Moral Regeneration initiative championed by Mandela and launched in 1997, seems to be forgotten. The so-called Moral Regeneration Month, July went by mostly unnoticed.
The DA will pursue the revitalization of the Moral Regeneration initiative in the North West with a specific focus on high crime areas. Just to refer to moral regeneration in the State of the Province Address and at similar events without being prepared to walk the talk is failing our communities.
The DA however congratulates the SAPS for the swift apprehension of the alleged rapists.