Appalling events on prominent government leaders globally

Appalling events on prominent government leaders globally

A series of dreadful events has unfolded in the past few days directly affecting government leaders of different nations across continents.

These events have no relation with each other however, they have all caught the public’s attention.

South Africa
Ministers held hostage
Three ministers including those in charge of the military were held hostage by military veterans on October 14th following not reaching a consensus during a meeting.

South Africa’s Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Thandi Modise, her deputy, Thabang Makwetla, and Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele were held hostage by former liberation combatants of the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans’ Association (MKMVA) in Centurion, Petoria.

Among their earnest pleas was the government failure to pay them reparations including access to healthcare and housing.

The ministers were later freed by the South African Police hours later. Currently at least 56 veterans involved are arrested.

Modise came out and said they did not feel like their “lives were in danger”.

United Kingdom
Member of Parliament stabbed to death
On October 15, 2021, the Southend West member of parliament since 1997, Sir David Amess (69) was stabbed multiple times at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex where he had a constituency meeting.

The attack has been declared a terrorist incident. Police are holding a 25-year-old British man as their suspect and are currently searching for two addresses in London.

Amess passed away at the scene as he was receiving treatment from paramedics.

District Commissioner convicted 30 years in jail
Former Hai District Commissioner, Lengai Ole Sabaya along with his three other accomplices has been found guilty of armed robbery and has been sentenced to 30 years in jail on October 15th.

The case has been going on since June 2021 and Sabaya, who is a member of the ruling party, was stripped of his title.

The court ruled that the evidence presented for the case was enough to convict them.

Sabaya was also alleged of committing racketeering.

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