Mapiti Matsena was stabbed to dying in his bed room.
- Mapiti Matsena was killed in his house in Doornpoort, exterior Pretoria, final week.
- On Friday, the suspect was taken in for questioning in reference to the homicide.
- Monoko Francis Thoka, 29, appeared in court docket going through a cost of premeditated homicide.
The ANC has welcomed the arrest and subsequent court docket look of a person accused of killing Gauteng provincial legislature member Mapiti Matsena.
Monoko Francis Thoka, 29, made his first look within the Pretoria North Justice of the Peace’s Court docket on Monday.
Thoka is going through a cost of homicide.
Matsena was attacked at his house in Doornpoort, close to Pretoria, on 15 July.
He was stabbed a number of occasions.
ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe stated Matsena’s homicide had devastated the ANC, its alliance companions, the mass democratic motion and all freedom-loving folks of South Africa.
“The arrest of the alleged perpetrator sends a transparent message to most people that our law-enforcement businesses will depart no stone unturned to make sure that these answerable for this barbaric crime face the complete may of the regulation.
“This distinguished son of the soil (Matsena) positioned his total life in service of the ANC and the folks of South Africa for a few years. Loss of life has robbed us of a dedicated and devoted servant of our revolution,” stated Mabe.
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Matsena was a member of the Provincial Govt Committee (PEC) and the Provincial Working Committee (PWC) of the ANC in Gauteng.
He was additionally the chairperson of the portfolio committee for Group Security within the Gauteng legislature.
Matsena was additionally the deputy chairperson of the ANC within the Tshwane area.
He additionally labored on the Metropolis of Tshwane as Strategic Govt Head.
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“We commend our members and constructions in Gauteng and Tshwane for the assist they’re giving to the Matsena household and for working with the household to make sure that Matsena is given a dignified send-off.
“The ANC conveys its heartfelt condolences to the Matsena household, the ANC in Gauteng and the whole Mass Democratic Motion. Might the Matsena household discover solace within the information that the whole nation shares their grief. We want them energy and fortitude throughout this tough time,” Mabe stated.
Thoka is predicted again in court docket on 24 August.