■ Jeff Jackson
Two members of the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) were murdered in the Vhembe district in January this year. The men were killed in two separate incidents by two different assailants and Limpopo police have now issued large rewards for information that could lead to the apprehension of the suspects.
Ronald Mani (50) was gunned down at a tavern in Itsani Village outside Thohoyandou on the 30th of January. Timson Musetsho Tshimangadzo (Tshililo) whose age was not made known at the time of going to print, was shot outside his home in Makwarela, north of Thohoyandou on the 4th of January. He died in hospital shortly afterwards.
These attacks prompted SAPS Provincial Commissioner Lt Gnl Nneke Ledwaba to establish a high level Task Team led by Deputy Provincial Commissioner responsible for Crime Detection, Major General Samuel Manala, to investigate these cases. Rewards of R250 000 have been offered for information on each of the individuals which would lead to their successful arrests.
Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) is requested to contact Brig James Espach on 082 576 0743, Lt Col Paradise Nkuna on 072 299 2888 or the crime stop number 0860010111. Any information received will be treated with strict confidentiality.