Police still tight-lipped about Jackson murder

2010-05-07 07:50

It has been four days since Teazers boss Lolly Jackson was gunned

down in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, and police were today still not releasing

any information on the case.

“All we can say today is that there’s no arrests yet,” said Gauteng

police spokesperson Col Eugene Opperman.

“We have said from the beginning that we will not speak to the

media about any part of this investigation until an arrest is made,” he


The reason for staying silent was to allow police to concentrate on

their work, he said.

“Police want to work properly and do their investigations


Opperman would not comment on a news report claiming that Jackson’s

Jeep Cherokee, in which the man who phoned police to alert them of the murder

drove away from the murder scene, was found hours later.

“I just cannot say anything on this.”

Meanwhile, internet users on social networking site Facebook

questioned why police did not release the prime suspect’s photo immediately

after the crime.

“I find it strange (I am no expert) why they (police) never

announced who the suspect was immediately with a photo,” said Malcolm Vincent on

a site called “RIP Lolly Jackson“, which was set up in the strip club owner’s


“It is almost like they gave the guy a 48 hour head start.”

Another Facebooker Beth Dean questioned why the culprit had not yet

been caught because Jackson’s stolen vehicle was “surely fitted with a tracking


The motive for the crime was unknown but the media had put forward

several theories over the past few days.

These included a money laundering deal gone wrong, a dispute

involving the boyfriend of a former stripper, and problems during the purchase

of a luxury vehicle that would have joined the tycoon’s fleet of exotic sports


Jackson was shot dead at a friend’s house on Monday evening after

police received a call from a man who wanted to hand himself in.

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