Top cop's killing a hit - colleagues

2013-06-19 10:25
Major General Tirhani Simon Maswanganyi (Picture: SAPS)

Major General Tirhani Simon Maswanganyi (Picture: SAPS)

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Pretoria - Colleagues of murdered Major General Tirhani Maswanganyi believe his death was a hit, the Pretoria News reported on Wednesday.

The top cop’s colleagues at the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) said there were no other explanations for his killing.

Maswanganyi’s body was found in a field north of Pretoria on Tuesday, just 10km from his house. His hands and feet were tied up, but his body had no bullet wounds, Gauteng commissioner Lieutenant General Mzwandile Petros said.

Police were still waiting for an autopsy report.

"News of his death shocked and saddened everyone. This was a hit, there is no other explanation and it’s obvious that it was not only one person involved. But all we can do is wait for answers and hope the perpetrators are caught," chairperson of Popcru in Johannesburg, Masenyani Hlongwane, told The Pretoria News.

Maswanganyi had reportedly been working on cases surrounding corrupt police officers.

"You couldn’t find a cleaner cop. He was ruthless about corruption," a source said.

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