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Calls for Harsh Sentence for Man Accused of Fatal Racial Attack

A Tuck

The African National Congress is disappointed by yet another unfortunate incident, where a Kathu man in Northern Cape is facing a charge of murder and three counts of attempted murder after allegedly running over a group of young men with his bakkie, in what is believed to be a racially-motivated attack. Community members last Monday packed the court gallery to listen to the bail proceedings of Harry Kotze, 38, following an incident that claimed the lives of 20-year-old Elcardo Crew and landed Eshric Molino, 19, in the Gariep Mediclinic.

Community members claim that the incident was racially motivated and urged the court not to grant the accused bail. It is alleged that Kotze deliberately drove into Crew and Molino and two of their friends, Liam Cloete and Convin Jager, with his bakkie on October 14, 2017. The African National Congress believes the demon of racism once again rears its ugly head. It brutalizes entire peoples, destroys persons and injects into human society, a foul air of tension, mutual antagonism and hatred. It demeans and dehumanizes both victim and practitioner. The ANC calls on the community not to take law unto themselves but allow the law to take its course.

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