Why are Bozwana’s killers still free?

2015-10-20 18:10
A poster at the memorial service of slain businessman Wandile Bozwana. Picture: Tebogo Letsie/City Press

A poster at the memorial service of slain businessman Wandile Bozwana. Picture: Tebogo Letsie/City Press

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Police should not be struggling to find and arrest the killers of North West businessman Wandile Bozwana, sympathisers heard at a gathering attended by hundreds of supporters in Montshiwa Cultural Precinct, near Mahikeng, today. 

About 600 of Bozwana’s supporters, dressed in white T-shirts emblazoned with his face and the words “RIP our leader”, sang songs and chanted slogans alleging that North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo was responsible for his murder. 

More than 30 minibus taxis ferried the participants from different parts of North West, and had parked around the perimeters of the precinct’s fencing. 

EFF and ANC members, in their red and yellow trademark colours, respectively, joined Bozwana’s supporters in song and dance. The event had been organised by the North West Business Forum, in which Bozwana was an active member. 

Bozwana was killed on October 2 in a dramatic daylight shooting in which no fewer than nine bullets were pumped into a car in which he was a passenger. 

North West EFF leader Alfred Motsi said the killers should be identifiable on the e-toll cameras not far from the murder scene. 

“The police must just go to Sanral and get that footage,” said Motsi on the sidelines of the event in Montshiwa. He said BMW could also assist with getting the details of the owner of the car involved in Bozwana’s killing. 

He said the ANC must recall Mahumapelo because, Motsi claimed, he had “privatised” government business in the province and was allegedly only giving tenders to cronies. 

“There is enough wealth in this province for the people to all share,” said Motsi. 

“We will lobby the people to make this province ungovernable if the ANC does not act on Mahumapelo,” he said. 

A young man attending the event said he did not trust the police in North West to get Bozwana’s killers behind bars because, he alleged, they were in bed with powerful politicians. 

A young lady, questioned why the police were “slow” to request footage from Sanral. 

The agitated group earlier discussed the possibility on staging a march to the premier’s office in Mmabatho but police warned them that they did not have permission to do so. 

The ANC in North West earlier this month issued a statement warning people from making unfounded allegations about Bozwana’s death. The party urged people to allow law-enforcement agencies to do their job.

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