Metro offers reward after murder of LEAP officer


The City of Cape Town on Monday offered a reward of R100 000 for information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of Toufeeq Williams’ killer.

Williams, a member of the Western Cape government’s program for the promotion of law enforcement, better known as LEAP, was shot dead in Mitchells Plain on Sunday.

Williams was walking with his young daughter in Beacon Valley when a stray bullet hit him in the head. Williams was affiliated with the LEAP program in Hanover Park but not on duty at the time of his death.

JP Smith, the City of Cape Town’s mayoral committee member for safety, said on Monday that he had spoken to Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis and Hill-Lewis had agreed to the metro offering a reward so that those responsible for Williams’ death could be brought to book.

The incident is believed to be gang-related.

Any information regarding the incident can be reported on 0800 11 00 77. Smith gave his assurance that all information will be treated as strictly confidential.