The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has welcomed the arrests of nine suspects who may be linked to the murders of the nephew and grand-nephew of anti-apartheid struggle stalwart, Ahmed Kathrada.
Yunus Kathrada and his son, Moulana Ahmed, were shot outside their home in Schweizer-Reneke last week in an apparent robbery attempt.
Yunus died at the scene, while his son passed on after being rushed to hospital.
The Foundation’s Neeshan Balton, said that the family was deeply appreciative of the assistance of the police, but were at the same time saddened that there were young peopleamongst the suspects.
“The Foundation commends the police for the speed with which the arrests have been made. What this case, and the recent Khoza family murder case in Vlakfontein indicates, is that the South African police do have the capability to apprehend suspects involved in violent crimes.
“We hope that this leads to successful prosecution, and that it sends a strong signal that we are making headway in the battle against crime. The quick action of the police must be replicated across the country and is something from which all victims of violent crime should benefit.”