“Detectives attached to the Provincial Organised Crime Unit who are responsible to investigate the recent murders that occurred in Philippi East are requesting the assistance of the public in tracing people of interest in the cases.
“Western Cape SAPS is offering a reward valued at R70,000 to anyone who knows the whereabouts of any of the sought people. The reward is offered per person successful traced. Anyone with any information that can assist the police with the investigation is requested to contact Brigadier Bhekie Khumalo on 082 5568642 or 021-4676140,” police said on Saturday.
The appeal for public assistance to help trace the men comes amid the deployment of troops to help police curb the killings and violence in the region.
Cape Town is in the throes of its worst year yet for gang violence, recording a murder rate of 10.6 people per day for the first four months of 2019.
The army’s deployment was announced by police minister Bheki Cele during his budget vote speech on Thursday evening following pleas over the past few years by communities living in some of the city’s most dangerous neighbourhoods.