Premier Modise conveys condolences to family of slain nurse
28 Jun 2012
The premature and gruesome murder of Kekgonne Patricia Kaoreka is a stark reminder that a lot still need to be done to protect women and girl children against the scourge of violence in our society, North West Premier Thandi Modise said ahead of 26 year old nursing sister’s memorial service to be held at the Mmabatho Civic Centre in Mahikeng on Thursday.
“In conveying condolences to the Kaoreka family on the loss of their shining star, we wish to say that we are saddened and angered by their daughter’s murder at the prime of her life. She is like a rose that was picked before it could blossom. Her death has robbed communities of a health worker who still had so much to offer. Her achievements in her short but productive life were any mother’s wish for an ideal daughter,” emphasised Premier Modise.
Kaoreka who was a nursing sister at Carletonville Hospital was allegedly last seen alive on 9 March this year hitch hiking for a lift to Mahikeng. Forensic tests conducted on decomposed remains found on an open veld in Ventersdorp two week ago confirmed that they were those of the missing Kaoreka.
She is to be buried on Saturday at the Mmabatho cemetery.
Modise appeals to women to refrain from hitch hiking or accepting lifts from strangers as the fight against the scourge violence against women is compounded by the fact that in most cases perpetrators are even known to victims either as friends and or family.
Lesiba Moses Kgwele
Tel: 018 388 3705
Cell: 083 629 1987
Fax: 086 620 4802
Issued by: North West Provincial Government
28 Jun 2012
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