Aug 18, 2022

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Police’s R100,000 reward in Tulbagh mass murder ‘still on offer’

Western Cape Police have urged those with information about the Tulbagh mass murder to come forward and say the reward still stands.

“Our reward of R100,000 for information related to of the Tulbagh mass murder is still on offer and has not been claimed,” police spokesman Col Andrè Traut said on Saturday.

“The second suspect has yet to be arrested and our investigation is ongoing. Our appeal for public information remains in place.”

Meanwhile, Western Cape Community Safety Officer Reagen Allen visited the Marikana informal settlement where four people between the ages of 20 and 35 were shot each week were said the mass shooting appeared to be a “horrifying” isolated incident.

The fifth victim is being treated in hospital for gunshot wounds.

Two gunmen are believed to be involved in the incident were, and the motive has yet to be determined. The first suspect, Makubulelwa Dada, was charged with quadruple murder and one attempted murder when he appeared in Tulbagh Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Dada, who is believed to be a Lesotho national, will arrested will appear in court again on Monday after his case was postponed to secure him legal representation. The second suspect is still at large.

Allen said, “My appeal to the community is to provide information so that the second suspect can also be removed from our streets and dealt with in our courts. Those with such intentions in their hearts do not belong in our communities.

“I am concerned that there is no functioning neighborhood watch in the area, but I am also pleased that the CPF (Community Policing Forum ) is operational. I will return to the area in due course to engage the CPF and ensure a neighborhood watch is established as we need all hands on deck to fight crime,” he said.

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