Saturday, 19 May 2018
On Saturday, 19 May 2018 Thabo Mofutsanyana Secure Care Centre was faced with a tragic incident where a child in conflict with the law, had an altercation with another/others and lost his life.
Thabo Mofutsanyana Secure Care Centre is a centre for the detention of children sentenced and awaiting trial. These children are placed in terms of the Child Justice Act 75/2008, but as a Child and Youth Care Centre it also falls under the auspice of the Children’s Act 38/2005.
The matter has been reported to the South African Police Services and investigations are underway. The department is also conducting its internal investigations to determine what ensued.
The MEC for Social Development Mr Butana Komphela has expressed his deepest condolences to the family, staff and the community at large. The department has visited the deceased’s family and continues to provide the family with support.