The chairperson of the Gauteng Police Board, Andy Mashaile, and #TurnBackCrime Ambassador Yusuf Abramjee visited the Poortman family in Pretoria North on Monday evening.
She told Abramjee what happened and they were devastated.
The family is heartbroken…so are the many colleagues and friends. The nation should be heartbroken. For how long are we going to sit back and watch criminals killing our country? Yes, crime is throwing the future of SA away.
Ann has asked Abramjee & Mashaile to thank the public and police for the many messages of support and assistance. “It makes it slightly easier…”
Funeral arrangements are being finalized and Kenneth is likely to be laid to rest in Bloemfontein. That’s his family hometown.
Police have arrested a fourth suspect for the robbery and murder. Well done for the swift arrests.
Let’s hope the law comes down hard on the killers.
Abramjee: It’s time for our laws to be changed. A life sentence should mean LIFE- not 25 years. The current jail terms are not deterrents. Drastic times need drastic actions. We must now ensure that #CrimeMustFall becomes a reality…enough is enough!
— Andy Mashaile (@AndyMashaile5) December 28, 2015
Sgt Ann Poortman has thanked the public & police for the support & help following the murder of her husband. "We are grateful…"
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) December 28, 2015
— SA Police Service (@SAPoliceService) December 27, 2015