Cyril Ramaphosa visits Tazne van Wyk's family in Elsies River

President Cyril Ramaphosa paid a visit to the grieving parents of eight-year-old Tazne van Wyk in the Cape Flats suburb of Elsies River on Tuesday.

2020-02-25 07:11:00 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa paid a visit to the grieving parents of eight-year-old Tazne van Wyk in the Cape Flats suburb of Elsies River on Tuesday.

The grieving parents of eight-year-old Tazne van Wyk have received a visit from President Cyril Ramaphosa in the Cape Flats suburb of Elsies River on Tuesday.

The 54-year-old Pangaker has been charged with her murder‚ and Ramaphosa’s visit to “express his heartfelt condolences and sympathy” follows a riot after Pangaker’s appearance in Goodwood magistrate's court on Friday.Hundreds of protesters torched houses and flats which the community alleged were used as drug dens and brothels. The community also alleged that Pangaker took Tazne to one of the houses before he murdered her.

Pangaker was arrested in the Eastern Cape and allegedly led police to the murder scene in Worcester and was able to point out a stormwater pipe where they found the girl's body.Western Cape community safety MEC Albert Fritz said on Tuesday the criminal justice system had failed the Van Wyk family.

[WATCH] President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives at slain 8-year-old#TazneVanWyk's home in Elsies River. Read more: Sowetan LIVE »

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