Cope MP shot dead in Limpopo robbery

2011-08-22 14:20
Johannesburg - Cope member and MP Jack Tolo was shot dead at his house in Sekhukhune on Monday morning, Limpopo police said.

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said Tolo, his wife and two children were tied up by three men, two were wearing balaclavas. They ransacked the house and stole R7 000, jewellery and four cellphones.

"A scuffle broke out between Tolo one of the robbers and he was shot," Mulaudzi said. Tolo's wife and children were not hurt.

Mulaudzi said the robbers ran away and no arrests had been made.

Tolo's brother, Mokome Tolo, said his brother was killed because he was a kind man.

"The reason why these men could gain access to the house is because he was open and friendly with everyone," he said.

"He was very peaceful and loving. He was just a man passionate about politics and very family orientated."

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