Bozwana brutally killed

2015-10-07 06:00
SLAIN: Wandile Bozwana.

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SLAIN: Wandile Bozwana. Photo: Charne Kemp

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A WELL-KNOWN businessman, Wandile Bozwana, from Mothibistad near Kuruman in the North-West, had his life cut short by a heartless gunman last week Friday (02/10) in Gauteng.

According to the police spokesperson, Sgt Asnath Malatsi, Bozwana and a female driver had stopped at a traffic light when a silver BMW M3 stopped nearby.

One of the occupants jumped out with a firearm and started shooting at Bozwana and his driver.

The gunman jumped back into the BMW and it sped off. According to Malatsi, at least nine bullets hit Bozwana.

The driver was also shot, but she managed to drive to a nearby glass-fitting dealership.

“Bozwana was hit four times in the back and five times around the buttocks area.

“He was taken to the Unitas Hospital, where he subsequently died.

“Police are now investigating a case of murder and attempted murder,” said Malatsi.

Bozwana was well-known in the North-West where he ran his business enterprises and amassed his property portfolio.

He had been involved in a legal battle with the North-West government and the case was heard in the Constitutional Court last week.

The North-West government had approached the court asking it to stop Bozwana from attaching 44 of their vehicles and a bank account holding R30 million.

This was as a result of the North-West government’s failure to pay the settlement amount for a cancelled contract.

The said contract was cancelled after a joint venture between Bozwana’s companies, Tsogo and Ilima, had failed to build a hospital in Brits in the North-West Province.

Illima was liquidated, but Tsogo wanted to continue with the building.

The government refused, but undertook to pay Bozwana R23 million for the delivery of material.

The delay to pay had escalated the amount to more than R40 million of which government had paid R20 million.

The Constitutional Court reserved judgement.

Meanwhile people in the Northern Cape remember Bozwana through his controversial win of a tender in the Department of Health to remove waste from the Kimberley Hospital.

Bozwana ran Tshenolo Waste Resources in Kimberley.

) According to the SABC, the family has announced that Bozwana would be laid to rest in Pretoria following a memorial service in Kuruman.

The ANCYL in the John Taolo Gaetsewe region, wherein Bozwana served as the former regional treasurer, expressed its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends.

“We call on the law enforcement agencies to ensure that the perpetrators of this barbaric act are apprehended. He was a true cadre who loved the ANC,” stated Xhanti Teki in a statement

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