Gym owner Cloete was shot during an altercation with police at Misty Hills Lodge in Muldersdrift in November.
A video of the incident, showed Cloete confronting police who were on either side of a doorway. He was in the nude but put on underwear and asked for his gun.
The footage showed that he disarmed a policewoman while shouting “shoot me, shoot me” and faced a second officer who had his gun raised towards the now-armed Cloete. The officer fired and Cloete fell to the ground.
Bolhuis urged social media users not to criticise the investigation and avoid defamatory statements.
“We don’t have a problem with people giving their opinions, but we urge people to act professionally and not emotionally, nor to make insulting and defamatory statements,” he said.
“It is unacceptable for people to intimidate or humiliate family members or children. A serious crime case has a heavy effect on the person and the family members.
“We urge people to think twice before giving their opinions and avoid the gossiping and malicious statements.”