Macpherson said that he had been jarred by photographs of the attack. “I was so outraged and heartbroken when I saw the pictures and I couldn’t allow them to get away with this. If people won’t come forward through their own good will‚ maybe they will do it for money‚” he said. “If this is what it takes to bring these guys to book then so be it.”
He said that his initial Facebook post has been shared 19 000 times‚ with a corresponding tweet getting 4 500 retweets.
“My phone and inbox have been flooded with messages and pledges of money and we have gathered a cash amount that has been made available to the family.
“I spoke to them and they had no idea it was even going on and that people had made money available to assist them. The private investigators and SAPS know about the reward and they are on the ground‚” he added.
Police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said that no arrests have yet been made.