Reward for info on councillor's killers

2012-07-04 07:44

Johannesburg - KwaZulu-Natal police are offering a R100 000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the gunmen who killed ANC councillor Wandile Mkhize in Margate on Saturday.

"A white Toyota Tazz/Conquest was seen fleeing Forest Road in Margate shortly after the shots were fired," Colonel Vincent Mdunge said.

"Anyone who has information is requested to contact the investigating officers Warrant Officer Gideon Carstens on 039 688 2300 or... Lieutenant Colonel Msizi Nyuswa on 082 411 6024."

Mkhize, the ANC's chief whip in the Ugu district municipality, was killed in a drive-by shooting on Saturday around 22:00.

Mkhize and a friend were walking along a road when they came under attack from gunmen in a car.

Mkhize was shot dead while his companion sustained critical injuries.

Mdunge said the motive for the attack was unknown.

  • andre.vandeventer.16 - 2012-07-04 07:52

    it's a hit, an inside job!

      Shelley - 2012-07-04 08:13

      What I don't understand is what makes this case any more important than the thousands of other unsolved murders in this country. In each case there are grieving people, desperate for answers, but their grief is always secondary to higher profile cases.

      gieljam.gomtor - 2012-07-04 09:06


      fussed.anderson - 2012-07-04 09:24

      Why no reward offered for farm killings???????????????????

      fussed.anderson - 2012-07-04 09:24

      I am sure farmers are far more productive.

      Ntuthuko M Simelane - 2012-07-04 10:25

      If we compare, there will always be lesser and better, truth is though, we are all equal, this should be done more frequently, even outside the dirty ANC ranks.

      christopher.columbus.3950178 - 2012-07-04 11:20

      Even if I knew I wouldnt if I will get the money anyway. minus tax, minus the bribery, minus the third person, minus, minus...And then Eisshh the money is missing...Soerrri! Solve the murders before, His family must wait in line! Why was he shot in the first place?

  • Koos - 2012-07-04 07:54

    cANCer agent, politician, local government, competition, tenders, fraud, corruption, adultery (yes, you won’t believe what happens in office hours), family problems (for some reason they do tend to have a lot of them), neighbor problems (some people have strange ways of dealing with issues). Maybe he didn’t pay his domestic enough? mmmmm now who would possibly want to kill him? Can someone tell me what the standard reward rate is for farm murderers?

  • ewald.westhuizen - 2012-07-04 08:17

    I wonder to how many other murders the SAPS have offered rewards... Just proves that they don't care about other killings except if its a member of the ANC.

  • JoeFarmer - 2012-07-04 08:19

    "A white Toyota Tazz/Conquest was seen fleeing Forest Road in Margate shortly after the shots were fired," Colonel Vincent Mdunge said. typical ANC, always blaming the white. and why hasn't Toyota let the world know that they have designed the first self driving car??

      azande.futhi - 2012-07-04 09:49

      cumon man...hahahaha

      Ntuthuko M Simelane - 2012-07-04 09:59

      I'll assume you joking

  • Heibrin - 2012-07-04 08:25

    So an ANC politician gets killed and a reward for info is offered. How many other victims of violent crime are there, and where is the reward to provide information on their cases???

  • antionette.oberholzer - 2012-07-04 08:25

    A reward? Really? Since when do the police offer a reward? Where does that money come from?

  • antionette.oberholzer - 2012-07-04 08:28

    A reward? Really? Since when do the police offer a reward? Where does that money come from?

  • rowan.maulson - 2012-07-04 08:28

    What about a R100000 reward for every bloody murder? I'm getting tired of this "we're all equal, but since we're in government we're MORE equal than you peons" crap.

  • lerato.kay.3 - 2012-07-04 08:37

    Duh, to all those dummies who are going on about rewards for farm murders, this reward money is not coming from the police coffers its money raised by private individuals just like the R1m reward raised by a father in Cape Town for information leading to the capture of his daughter’s killers. Don’t just rush into uninformed conclusion a little bit of research won’t hurt. No wonder why the DA and ANC take advantage of you, don’t just bleat, think first!

      Johan De Beer - 2012-07-04 08:41

      Prove it

      Koos - 2012-07-04 08:42

      "KwaZulu-Natal police are offering a R100 000 reward" - So this translate to "private money"? I'm working for the wrong people!

      fussed.anderson - 2012-07-04 09:29

      lerato.kay.3 - Clearly you were one of the educated people that had no books as well

  • Koos - 2012-07-04 08:37

    "Mdunge said the motive for the attack was unknown." They wanted him dead.

      Ntuthuko M Simelane - 2012-07-04 09:47

      Obviously,but why? political positions? things he knew that could jeopardize others? family after inheritance? robbery went wrong? fighting over a woman? it can be many 'MOTIVES'

  • mokgalaka1 - 2012-07-04 09:03

    The world is really coming 2an end.4justice 2prevail citizens has 2b paid

  • Shawn Murray - 2012-07-04 10:06

    So why not offer this so called reward for all the farm murders, and why try and solve the case before the rest have been solved. This investigation should get into the back of the line.

  • nico.dejongh.90 - 2012-07-04 17:49

    PARAP - Pay a reward and protect - Surely this will reduce crime. Easy for a small thieve to catch a big thieve - who usually are 'connected'. Once the 'poor informer'are well paid, the news spread and 'protection' money is well spent.

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