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Mogalakwena killings – R250 000 reward


A R250 000 reward is offered by Police in exchange for valuable information that can lead to the arrest and subsequent conviction of the suspect(s) involved in killing of two councillors of the Mogalakwena Municipality in Mokopane in July.
Provincial Police Communications Head Motlafela Mojapelo recapped that Valtyn Kekana (54) and Ralph Kanyane (32) were allegedly gunned down by an unknown assailant at about 13:55 on 23 July.
The deceased were apparently seated in a vehicle when a gunman approached and without a word opened fire at them. They were shot several times and died on the scene. The assailant allegedly fled from the scene on foot.

The suspect allegedly responsible for the killing of two councillors of Mogalakwena Municipality earlier this year.

Police have made available security camera footage of the alleged suspect. Anyone who is able to identify the alleged suspect on the footage or who can provide any other valuable information is requested to contact investigating officer Richard Boshomane on 079 894 5501 or report to the nearest Police station. Mojapelo emphasised that callers may choose to remain anonymous and all information will be treated as confidential.
The alleged assassinations have been making headlines ever since and reportedly even led to unrest and a mass gathering at the municipality in August. Police Minister Bheki Cele and his deputy, Cassel Mathale have also since visited the town to meet with stakeholders.
During the recent media briefing during which the provincial Police statistics were released Transport and Community Safety MEC Dickson Masemola and Provincial Police Commander Nneke Ledwaba were prompted about investigations into the matter. Ledwaba did not want to elaborate but indicated that a provincial task team supported by members of the Police headquarters was working around the clock to investigate the killings. “Although there have been no arrests yet we continue to follow up on all leads and rely on information from communities,” he said.

Story: RC Myburgh