11 DECEASED – MURDERED – YOU CAN RUN, BUT…
You can run but you can’t hide… nor can you think that you can just take 11 lives without consequence. My humble suggestion is to hand yourself in and ask to become a section 204 state witness, and remember, it’s first come, first serve.
STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL COMMISSIONER – GENERAL KHEHLA JOHN SITOLE
GENERAL SITOLE CONDEMNS MASS KILLING IN KZN SHOOTING
The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS) General Khehla Sitole condemns in the strongest terms the senseless killing of eleven people associated to the Ivory Park Taxi Association in Gauteng.
This incident occurred on Saturday evening 21 July 2018 on the R74 road between Colenso and Weenen in KwaZulu- Natal.
Preliminary reports indicate that that the eleven were among seventeen people that were travelling in a taxi coming from a funeral in the province heading back to Johannesburg. It is believed unknown men opened fire on the taxi fatally wounding eleven people.
Four people have been critically wounded and are recuperating in hospital. Two people escaped unharmed.
In response to these heinous crimes, General Khehla Sitole has activated a 72-hour action plan which consists of members from specialized units within the SAPS, including Crime Intelligence, The Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (HAWKS), Detectives, The Special Task Force, etc. to trace and apprehend those responsible for these killings.
“The Acting Provincial Commissioner of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi and his management team are overseeing the investigation into these murders. We will wait for the investigation to advance before speculating on a motive”, said General Khehla Sitole.
Anyone who might have information that will assist police to arrest the suspects who were involved in these killings is encouraged to contact their nearest police station or phone the SAPS Crime Hotline on 08600 10111. Callers may remain anonymous and all information will be treated with the strictest confidance.
Case Spokesperson for the National Commissioner – Brigadier Vish Naidoo