Manzini Council reacts after brutal murders
MANZINI – The aftermath of the brutal rape and murder of two schoolgirls at Murray Camp Township has brought long-term affects to the residents’ way of life.
All dark places and tall bushy grass will now be felled to discourage criminal elements from finding comfort in the area. The Municipal Council of Manzini deployed workers to clear the surroundings, a move that was applauded by local authorities and residents.
The council was recently asked by concerned residents who included the Catholic Women Organisation to act swiftly and clear the area which was fast becoming a haven for criminals. Yesterday, council officials, Member of Parliament Macford Sibandze, the women’s organisation and concerned parents met to officially launch the clearing of the area.
Also present was President of the banned People’s United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO) Mario Masuku who was there in his capacity as an affiliate of the Swaziland Council of Churches. Sibandze said Murray Camp had changed a lot. He told those who were present that he used to also go via that area while attending school at Manzini Central High School. The MP said during their time there was no security threat in that area.
"Besides the death of the two children, these bushes encourage even those who opt to commit suicide to utilise it, so we have to work together to see to it that it is cleared," he said.
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