ANC official's murder: Reward offered

2012-12-20 21:18

Johannesburg - Police have offered a R200 000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killers of a North West ANC official.

David Mosiane Chika, 33, the party's regional secretary in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality, was shot at point-blank range in the driveway of his home in Alabama, Klerksdorp, last Friday.

He had stopped his vehicle at the gate at 01:00 and told his wife not to leave the house, because he had seen someone lurking outside. He then went to investigate.

Police said Chika's wife heard a gunshot followed by footsteps.

Someone jumped the fence and ran to a car parked outside the yard.

She screamed for help and went to check on her husband.

Neighbours helped her take him to Klerksdorp Hospital, but he was certified dead shortly after his arrival.

Two days later, at the opening of the ANC conference in Mangaung, President Jacob Zuma spoke out against party political violence, in a clear reference to Chika's murder.

"What could be so much at stake that they would go so far to get their own way?" he asked.

In the week leading up to the conference, a disgruntled group of North West ANC members had failed in a court bid to alter the province's representation at Mangaung.

Hawks spokesperson Paul Ramaloko said anyone with information may contact Colonel Clifford Kgorane on 082 492 3921, or Lieutenant-Colonel Rasekaka Makuoane on 071 481 2574.

  • charl.malan.12 - 2012-12-20 21:58

    Where is the R200k coming from?

      thanuj.thulsie - 2012-12-20 22:05

      our tax money,just like zuma and his cronies are enjoying our tax money likes its money in their personal banking account

  • RudiErnst - 2012-12-20 22:01

    Wow! The police are taking murder seriously in South Africa! Or does this reward only apply to this murder...?

      NicolaVanAss - 2012-12-22 16:54

      Yes I think so Mr Grumpy. We don't see this reward being offered for any others.

      jan.vanniekerk.52 - 2012-12-22 17:50

      When last did I see a murder report like this complete with telephone numbers for tips -- and numbers of colonels and lieutenant colonels no less? It's almost as if this particular murder goes against party policy. It's almost as if other murders are in line with party policy.

  • thanuj.thulsie - 2012-12-20 22:03

    condolonces to his family but wat pisses me off is that ordinary citizens get killed each day

  • Fishlus - 2012-12-20 22:13

    200k reward for the killer - all he has to do is give himself up and demand the reward Lucrattive business - WHAT ABOUT THE FARMERS WHO ACTUALLY FEED US RATHER THAN A PIG WHO WALLOWS IN THE TROUGH

  • nico.dejongh.90 - 2012-12-20 23:56

    Lots of jobless can make good money from rewards and like wild fire the reward news will spread and lots of people with watch-full eyes can make the neighborhood more 'protective'. Money talks.

  • matsi.makoro - 2012-12-21 08:36

    Although a loss of life can never be condoned, its high time they realise that the people are FEDUP, with corruption so rife, m surprised dis has not escalated to everyday occurance, tender Deal went wrong

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-12-21 11:27

    Do they also offer rewards when people in the settlements are killed or slaughterd on their farms?.

  • NicolaVanAss - 2012-12-22 16:54

    Surely this kind of reward should be offered for ANY murderer? Why does it have to be "important" people who receive this type of police action? Also, I hope that 200k doesn't come out of my tax money...

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