The Congress of South African Trade Union is worried about the silence of both the SAPS and the state on the current state of the judgement on the late Moss Phakoe’s murder case.
Our worry is that now that the police have arrested the wrong people, and the state has prosecuted, convicted and sentenced them, the police and state must respond on who killed Moss.
The reason for the accused to be acquitted was based on a state witness who changed his statement against the police. Now is the time to take the matter further, so why is the state not following up the matter after misleading the court.
We call on the police and the state to respond, as it is in the interests of the public and the family of the late Moss to be told what is the next step to fight the case, or is the state convinced that they have lost the case.
We are still awaiting the police response so that we start our campaign against the police and we will support the family of Moss to take the state head-on.
If the late Moss was killed by a ghost let us be told , if not who killed Moss and that if the police bribed the witness ,those police or investigators must face the law, if they did not why are they not challenging the case jointly with state to the constitutional court.
long to get the police response and it is clear that they are hiding something. We now demand that the National Commissioner give a full, detailed report and act on the matter as a matter of urgency.
We sent a letter to her office in June 2014 demanding a report on this matter and today we have no response. If they think we will forget about this criminal act, we will not. If it means we are going be killed for demanding a response or waging a campaign, let it be, and the police will take responsibility for our deaths.
Moss was killed for exposing corruption and that means anyone who exposes corruption will be killed and no one will be responsible for such deaths.
We want assure the police that we will not keep quiet until we are told who killed Moss. They are the only people who must tell us whether the police are making sure that investigation is being done properly not on hearsay or rumour.
For more information feel free to call COSATU NW Provincial Secretary, Solly Phetoe, on 0823044055
Source : Congress of South African Trade Unions