DAWN calls for swift action in Lamontville triple murder case

26 Apr 2021 in Press Statements

The DA Women’s Network (DAWN) in KwaZulu-Natal calls for swift proceedings of the Lamontville triple murder accused suspects.

Three people were shot dead in Lamontville including a 17-year-old girl. She was found in a bush with gunshot wounds in her head while two males, known to her family as her friends, were also found dead in a car next to the bush.

Two suspects were apprehended and appeared in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday where they were remanded for the 28th of April 2021.

We commend the South African Police Services (SAPS) in Lamontville for the swift arrests on the same evening as the incident.

It is now up to the courts to ensure that the perpetrators, if found guilty, are brought to book and given a harsh sentence.

The South African justice system is often slow in deliberating on these cases due to a number of inefficiencies within the system. This is traumatic to many families who have to spend time in and out of courts instead of mourning their loved ones.

As DAWN we will monitor the progress of this case to ensure a swift investigation and sentencing of the perpetrators.

We would also like to send our sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of the deceased.