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East London police offer R50 000 reward after soccer boss' killers trail goes cold

Mar 15, 2019
East London police offer R50 000 reward after soccer boss' killers trail goes cold

The gunmen also wounded Siphiwo "Mawawa" Nyobo driver and a bystander at Lennox Street next to North end Stadium Milner Estate, East London.

East London - East London police have offered a reward of up to R50 000 to any person, who can provide the police with information, which may lead to the arrest and successful prosecution and conviction of the suspect/s involved in the murder of Tornado FC owner, Siphiwo "Mawawa" Nyobo.

Nyobo was fatally wounded on 02 March 2018 at North End Stadium, East London.

"It is alleged that three unknown male suspects approached and shot Nyobo at close range while leaving the stadium," said police spokesperson, Captain Khaya Tonjeni.

"The suspects then fled from the scene in a VW Polo with an unknown registration number."

East London police in tracking down suspects unsuccessful

He said that several attempts to gather information on these suspects and vehicle have been unsuccessful.

"The SAPS are offering a reward of up to R50 000 for information that would lead to a breakthrough in the case," he added.

"Anyone with any information can contact the investigating officer, Lt Col Bonisile Mkupa on 071 671 7770/083 2565 760 or office number 043 7070 653."

Capt Tonjeni said that information can also be shared on SAPS Crime Stop number on 08600 10 111 or 32211 Crime Line or any nearest police station.

"Callers will remain anonymous should they wish to and all information will be treated with strictly confidential."

National Police Commissioner, General Khehla John Sitole, at the beginning of the month directed that the 72-hour Activation Plan be mobilised in tracking down Nyobo's killers.

This plan entails the mobilisation of critical resources including Crime Intelligence, Forensic Experts, the Hawks as well as seasoned detectives to ensure that no intelligence, evidence and information that could ensure a successful end to this investigation is most.

"To this end a dedicated team as been assigned to conduct this investigation," said police spokesperson, Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo.

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