Johannesburg - National police commissioner Riah Phiyega on Wednesday expressed sadness at the kidnapping and murder of two small girls in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg.
“I am very sad about what is happening in Diepsloot. We need a South Africa and an environment where our children can play in the street and not be afraid of people,” she said on the sidelines of the Consumer Goods Council of SA conference in Johannesburg.
“I am happy that a few suspects have been picked up and that the police are working around the clock to ensure that those who are responsible are found and brought to book.”
Phiyega said three people were taken in for questioning, but the number could increase. She appealed to Diepsloot residents to not take the law into their own hands and to let the police do their work.
She called on people to contact police with any information about the crime.