President Cyril Ramaphosa urges action following tavern murders
10 July 2022
President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his condolences at the deaths by shooting of 15 people in a Soweto tavern and the murder of four people under similar circumstances in Pietermaritzburg.
President Ramaphosa offers his sympathies to the families of the people who have lost their lives in the two incidents, and wishes injured survivors a speedy recovery.
The President also urges security agencies and community members to work together to urgently bring the perpetrators of the two attacks to book.
The President said: “As a nation, we cannot allow violent criminals to terrorise us in this way, regardless of where such incidents may occur.