Legal Resources Centre and Richard Spoor Attorneys Statement on police response to Amadiba Crisis Committee murder
The LRC and Richard Spoor Attorneys, who have offered assistance to the family of Sikhosiphi “Bazooka” Rhadebe, murdered chairperson of the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC), are deeply concerned about the response of the South African Police Services (SAPS) to the investigation surrounding his death...We do not believe that the SAPS is providing adequate resources to the investigation...The LRC and Richard Spoor Attorneys would like to stress that a comprehensive, independent investigation that ensures justice for Mr Rhadebe’s death is required. This requires the proper processing of the crime scene and the hijacked vehicle. The family must be allowed to participate in and monitor the process...A structured approach to community security and safety must be based on an assessment of the risks and triggers for irrational violent actions by, or organised by, those who have much to gain if democratic wishes are ignored and disrespected. A dedicated investigation into the murder is a necessary part of this process.