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COSATU NW sends a message of condolence to the Chika Family

18 December 2012

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the North West would like to take this opportunity to send a message of condolence to the family of David Mosiane Chika, commonly known as Aubuti Chika, during this trying time of the loss of their family member in a very tragic way.

As COSATU we believe that no one deserves to be killed, despite any political disagreement or conflict.

COSATU believes that the continued assassination of the leaders of our movement will degenerate the country into a slaughter house where there is no political tolerance and acceptance of different views in the movement and the country.

COSATU condemns the Killing of comrade Chika with the contempt it deserves and calls on the police to work tirelessly to bring the perpetrators to book, failing which COSATU will stand up and march, as it did in the case of Moss Phakoe. COSATU still believes that these killings will only stop if the motive for the killing is investigated and not only the murder itself.

COSATU once again sends a message of condolence to the ANC, the alliance and all the MDM structures in the province. Your loss is our loss and it is also a loss to the whole nation to lose a leader of the calibre of comrade Chika.

COSATU wishes that his soul may rest in peace and his blood will continue to nourish the tree of the struggle for the total liberation of the working class and the poor.

We call on our members to attend the memorial service which is planned to take place on 20th December 2012 at Matlosana municipality and urges our members to refrain from making statements that may make the police not to do their work.

But we are warning the police that if they fail to arrest the killers we will be on the streets demanding their arrest, as we did we those who killed the late Moss.

Let the soul of the late Chika rest in peace.

For more information feel free to call COSATU NW Provincial Secretary Solly Phetoe [0823044055]

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