ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba previously offered a R50,000 reward to anyone who provides information resulting in the culprits’ arrest. SowetanLIVE reports that police found the two boys (Nqobizitha Zulu (5) and Tshiamo Rabanye (6)) mutilated after being reported missing at Moroka police station. Mashaba visited the boys’ families alongside Gauteng provincial chairperson Funzi Ngobeni and former City of Johannesburg chief of police David Tembe to offer his condolences and support.
Mashaba expressed his concern over the rising crime in the community and hopes the reward will help bring justice to the Rabanye and Zulu families. He has written to Gauteng police commissioner Elias Mawela to offer a reward to anyone who provides information that could lead to the arrest of the culprits. The victims’ families welcomed the reward and asked that David Tembe be their contact between the police and the families during the investigation.
ActionSA is committed to upholding the law and is keen to work with the police to catch and arrest those responsible. Mashaba stated that the party would not rest until children could play in the streets of their communities without fear for their safety and all spheres of our society could experience the rule of law again.
Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi, Education MEC Matome Chiloane, and Community Safety MEC Faith Mazibuko visited the grieving families on Thursday.
Lesufi expressed his condolences and said the province is trying to establish why the perpetrators murdered the boys. He added that authorities must not tolerate the incident and will unleash state resources to ensure the police do everything they can to understand why such incidents occur.