ANC: Find Tolo’s killers soon

2011-08-22 17:12

Cape Town - The ANC has urged law enforcement agencies to swiftly catch those responsible for the killing of Congress of the People MP Jack Tolo.

"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 on Monday.

Earlier, Limpopo police reported that Tolo was shot dead at his house in Sekhukhune during a scuffle with robbers.

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said Tolo, his wife and two children were tied up by three men, two were wearing balaclavas. They ransacked the house and stole R7 000, jewellery and four cellphones.

"A scuffle broke out between Tolo [and] one of the robbers and he was shot," Mulaudzi said.

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

"We urge law enforcement agencies to leave no stone unturned to ensure that those found responsible swiftly face the wrath of the law," the ANC said in its statement.

"He served in various structures of the ANC caucus and Parliament, including as a whip and member of the portfolio committee on correctional services," it said.

"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."

According to Mulaudzi, the robbers ran away after the shooting and no arrests had yet been made.

  • Netherlands - 2011-08-22 17:33

    This is CLASSIC!!! The ANC KNOW it is one of them that killed this man.... on ORDERS from WITHIN!!!

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-22 18:17

      It was one of their own kind...just another rubbish looking to get a free hand out,these people probably even voted ANC,but i doubt it was orders from within,just the plain old rubbish the majority of the country is made up of

  • Snotty - 2011-08-22 17:41

    why??? when others are killed brutally by these ANC followers these leaders dont even care now when their own a$$ is kicked they want to FIND the robbers .......maybe the robbers should look for the homes that belong to these jokers!!!

  • The Question - 2011-08-22 18:15

    Why is it the moment a government official or the related family member of an official is murdered, the government is always quick to place added pressure on the police force to solve the case as swiftly as possible? How many officers are pulled away from other urgent cases involving ordinary citizens as a result?

      msendi - 2011-08-22 19:24

      Nobody knows… Maybe you have to ask them…

      Asmal_Kuhn - 2011-08-22 21:09

      The question - eish, priorities, my boy! Priorities! Don't be a cleva now and show those tendencies with which the colour of your thinking is coming through loud and cleeyeh!

  • So What If.. - 2011-08-22 18:38

    And nothing is said about all the farm murders happening almost daily? I sense an attempt from the ANC to reconcile with COPE...

  • Smindlo - 2011-08-22 18:42

    look in the ANC, quick quick!!!

  • ProudlyKgomo - 2011-08-22 21:58

    O rwabale ka kgotso Mokone Wesho. Ge ele tema ya gago yona o ikgathile! Re tswabisha ke tshona dishilapuleng tshe dingwalago tsha phaku mola rena re le matlokong. Ba a swabitsha ebile ga bana ditlong!!!

  • katySA - 2011-08-23 08:00

    Why must such urgency be placed on this case just because he was a political figure?? What about my friend who was murdered in front of his entire family for a laptop and 2 cell phones last year January?? NOTHING has been done about that yet! Robbery and murder of ALL should be treated in the same light!!!

      BoneCollectR - 2011-08-23 11:18

      Answer: It's a case involving murder of a prominent politician, and poses a risk of distabilizing social relations (at least in one community, in this case). The same emphasis was placed on the Terreblance murder,Chris Hani murder, etc. Politics 101. I agree with you, in an IDEAL world there should be equality. We are far from ideal.

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