R50 000 reward for info on Mpuma murder

2015-01-16 13:22
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Mbombela - An Mpumalanga crime-fighting organisation has offered a reward of up to R50 000 for information leading to the successful arrest and prosecution of the murderers of White River resident Clive Bowers.

Bowers, 60, was shot dead when intruders broke into his home at the Bundu Wildlife Estate, outside White River, on Tuesday, causing shock in the town's small community, a Sapa correspondent reported.

It was hoped the reward would help the police make arrests as soon as possible, Bossies Community Justice operational manager Jacques Meiring said on Friday.

Bossies Community Justice recently paid R50 000 to an informant for tip-offs about the whereabouts of a man suspected of raping and murdering White River veterinarian Rensia de Wet, 46, in December.

"Our organisation was put in place to assist the community in any way possible, no matter how big or small the crime, to ensure their safety," said Meiring.

According to the police, Bowers and his wife Renate Wagner were woken by a window breaking at 23:30.

He was reportedly fatally shot after pepper spraying an unknown number of intruders.

The attackers fled with a television set and cellphones, which were later recovered by the police.

White River police spokesperson Gugu Phiri said there were no new leads in the case.

"Police are still investigating," she said.

There have been several thefts of TV sets from homes in the Bundu Wildlife Estate in the past few months.

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