Police are DOING NOTHING to find Palesa Madiba
The South African Police services are doing the Palesa Madiba missing case an injustice. In fact they have failed Palesa and her family. Two month after she went missing we are still asking the same questions we asked the day she disappeared. This past weekend her family and friends organised a march to highlight her and many others who have gone missing. The march was well attended, but it got me thinking? What is going on here, why are we no closer to finding Palesa? I then decided not enough resources are being pumped into missing persons. And then also concluded our men and women in blue don’t have the training or capacity to deal with this, or worse they could not give a damn. I tend to agree with the latter though
You see as a layman I would have thought that her friend Tshidi’s uncle Dumisani who was the last person to see her before she reportedly left the Mkhanazi home in Phiri to go for classes at UJ, Soweto Campus would have extensively been questioned? Why was he not at work as usual on that Monday?
Tshidi her best friend of seven years also needs to answer a few questions. Actually Tshidi may have the key that will unlock the mystery that surrounds the disappearance. As for Tshidi’s gran Mrs Mkwanazi I really wonder why as a mother she is so unmoved by Palesa Madiba’s missing.
Here is the thing the interdict that the Mkhanazi family has against the Madibas is worrying? What are they hiding? Do they know more than they are letting out? Why are they so cagey about this whole issue? Are we even sure Palesa Madiba went missing on the Monday? Neighbours of the Mkhwanazi’s in Phiri say they last saw Palesa on Saturday. Or are we just being fed stories?
As for police why do your investigations look shoddy from the outside? What was the point in changing investigating officers? The current one seems no better than the one’s before him. What do the Madiba family have to do to get justice? If police are struggling why are they not saying so?
The Madiba family is doing more investigations that the police. Why must the media be the ones asking the questions while someone gets a salary and then they can’t speak in front of the media. I was flabbergasted when the investigating officer in this case left information on a lead to the family to wrap up? I don’t know someone must answer Either Gauteng safety MEC Faith Mzibuko , the police in Gauteng or better yet, National police commissioner Riah Phiyega.
In the meantime we will continue to do the police’s and our own work and hope that they will wake up and smell the coffee one day.
And yes I will continue to ask the question until we find Palesa.