Hunt on for top traffic cop

2013-12-18 20:49
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Siyabuswa - A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a chief traffic officer who is on the run after his estranged wife and two children were killed over the weekend.

Joseph Ezekiel Selala, 42, of Siyabuswa in Mpumalanga is accused of shooting dead his two children, Lesigo, 8, and Khomoso, 12, and his estranged wife, Victoria Masemola, 45, at about 05:00 on Saturday.

Chantal Mathabatha, spokesperson for the Dr JS Moroka local municipality, where Selala works, confirmed on Wednesday that the traffic chief was last seen at work on Friday.

"He was last seen at work on Friday and the incident was on Saturday. We are in deep shock as we did not notice any signs of anger from him.

"He has never shown any signs indicating things were not right at home," she said.

Mathabatha said the traffic chief was never a violent person at work and he has never ill treated his subordinates.

"We had no complaints received against him from the traffic officials and nothing from any other staff member at the municipality," she said.

Provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said the children were shot while they were asleep at their father's house at Siyabuswa B.

"Their mother was shot in her parents' house in Siyabuswa C," he said.

Anyone who knows Selala's whereabouts is asked to call Warrant Officer Vincent Makgafola on 071 195 2165 or 013 973 1301.

Masemola is also known to use Mogale as surname.
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