Zuma visited the family at their Elsies River home on Thursday, where he said society was facing a “moral crisis” and he promised to implement harsher laws for criminals.
JZ also offered a new home to the grieving family.
Addressing the media after offering his condolences to the family an emotional Zuma said he was sickened by the rape and murder case that has shocked the country.
“That a man who stays here can rape the child kill the child in the bedroom … and break every bone to make the child fit in a plastic bag … It shows something has gone wrong with society” he said.
A Daily Voice investigation revealed that Saunders’ rented room smelled of death and pools of blood were found in his fridge.
“When the police were asked to come and help they actually almost treated the mother as the perpetrator instead of helping to look for the child” said Zuma of the nine-day search which involved family and hundreds of community members.
He said he would ask Police Minister Fikile Mbalula to address the problem.
Mbalula attended a memorial service for Courtney at Elsies River Civic Centre on Thursday night.
“I will be speaking to Police Minister Fikile Mbalula. I blame the police for what has happened here and believe we suffer from a serious moral crisis if these kind of things are happening right under our noses,” said President Zuma.