Manhunt to find Limpopo MP's killers

2011-08-22 18:46

Johannesburg - A manhunt has been launched in Limpopo after Cope member and MP Jack Tolo was shot dead at his house in Sekhukhune on Monday morning, provincial police said on Monday.

Limpopo provincial commissioner Lieutenant General Amon Mashigo condemned the killing and vowed to leave no stone unturned to find the people responsible.

"We call anyone with information to please contact us in order to bring closure to the bereaved family," he said in a statement.

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said 63-year-old Tolo, his wife and two daughters were tied up with copper wire by four armed men, three of whom were wearing balaclavas.

The robbers ransacked the house and stole R7 000, jewellery and four cell phones.

"Without any provocation, the alleged robbers executed Tolo while the other three family members were left unhurt."

Mulaudzi said the robbers ran away and no arrests had been made.

Tolo's brother, Mokome Tolo, said his brother did not have any grudges with anyone.

"The reason why these men could gain access to the house is because he was open and friendly with everyone," he said.

"My brother was a kind man. He was very peaceful and loving and was just a man passionate about politics and very family orientated."

The ANC urged law enforcement agencies to swiftly catch those responsible for the murder.

"We are deeply saddened and disturbed by the loss of life of one of the country's anti-apartheid struggle veterans, through such senseless and mindless criminality," the parliamentary office of the ANC chief whip said in a statement.

Tolo was among the first generation of ANC cadres deployed to serve in Parliament following the 1994 elections.

"At the time of his death, Tolo was an MP for Cope, having joined the party after the 2009 elections.

"Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family, friends and comrades during this difficult time," the ANC said in its statement.

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-08-22 18:53

    Maybe all the farmers must become MP's? Then maybe,just maybe,Julius will be taken to task by his incompetent,corrupt comrades.

      Asmal_Kuhn - 2011-08-22 19:30

      Obama, keep your stupid comments to yourself. Fool.

  • FU2 - 2011-08-22 19:13

    GET THOSE asap

  • Bill - 2011-08-22 19:21

    Why don't they mount manhunts for killers, when Joe Soaps gets murdered…? Why should a MP have special treatment over that of an ordinary citizen??

      Asmal_Kuhn - 2011-08-22 19:33

      Because there are clearly two different sets of rules: one for Joe Public and another for the trough-swilling elite.

  • Wow! - 2011-08-22 19:22

    Look within the ANC membership for the problem.

  • klaasie2 - 2011-08-22 19:38

    Maybe he knew too much?

  • alexander taylor - 2011-08-22 20:42

    First place to look for evidence, Luthuli House

  • ewanvb - 2011-08-22 21:03

    My sympathy to the family with their loss. Now to the real question. Where was this MP's VIP protection detail? If malema can have tax payers pay for his VIP Protection and he is not even a member of the parlement. It would seem that only the members of the ANC are allowed to have VIP Protection assigned to them. Take that if a member of the public want to speak to one of the municipal councelers then a person need to go through so much security in order to see the man/woman and most of the time these men/woman are not available. If the police do their investigation the way it is supposed to be done, then it will be found that this was not a robbery gone wrong but an assasination. I hope that the individual that gave the order will also be caught and prosecuted.

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