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The police officer investigating the case of murdered taxi boss Tutu Molefe insists that the death of one of the accused, Sipho Mtambo, will not jeopardise the case.
Inspector Richard Nziyana says Mtambo's death, after a short illness last week, will have no effect on the case.
"Though there are other people we still need to arrest, his death will have no effect on the case. Investigations are going well," Nziyana said.
Mtambo, 70, died at a private clinic last Thursday. His son, Dumisani Mtambo, said his father complained of pains three days before he died. They rushed him to a clinic in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg.
"We took him there at about noon. We received a call at about 6pm that he had died. The doctor said he died of natural causes," he said.
Mtambo was accused with Stanley Ningi, 42, and Duma Ndlovu, 59, of killing Molefe, the deputy president of the South African National Taxi Council.
He was gunned down outside his home in Evaton, in the Vaal, in September last year.
Mtambo was the president of Top Six taxi association.
Top Six chairperson Sicelo Mabaso described Mtambo as a mentor.
Mabaso said: "Mtambo made a name for himself in the taxi industry. He was a mentor to many of us. We will miss him in the BRT negotiations with the City of Johannesburg. We would always seek his wisdom when we did not understand some issues."
His memorial service will be held today at Kibler Park, south of Johannesburg, from 11am. He will be buried on Sunday.