He was gunned down in his driveway Tuesday night this week.
Witnesses who saw Ackerville top cop Lieutenant-Colonel Simon ‘Sy’ Maseko being gunned down outside his home this week have said that his killers drove in three cars, which included a white Toyota Quantum.
They say Maseko was actually shot three times to the head and not six times as previously reported.
He died on the spot outside his Ackerville township home before 8 on Tuesday night this week and his assassins left in a Polo, Mercedes-Benz and a white Toyota Quantum, those who saw it happen have said.
Maseko, who was in his 50s, was a commander of crime prevention at the Vosman police station in eMalahleni and national commander General Khehla Sitole has instructed the police organisation to do all in its power to find the suspects.
Sitole said the killing of the cop was an “attack on the nation” and “as a nation we need to rally together to bring these continued attacks on our [members] to a grinding halt”.
One of the witnesses said he was coming from a shop and walking through Mtsuki Street when he heard gunshots at the man’s home.
“His car was cornered by the Quantum and the Polo and the Mercedes was on the side of the street. Then the three cars dashed off. Afterwards the whole township heard that the men were actually killing Sy,” one of the witnesses who live in the township said Thursday.
“Though I can’t say what colour were the Merc and Polo as it was dark but the Quantum was white. I saw it,” the witness said when they spoke to the 013NEWS reporter on Thursday morning.
“They were together. Anybody could tell they were travelling together because of the speed they used when they left after the gunshots, ” the witness said.
Maseko was also involved in the police’s brass band.
National police spokesman Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said Maseko’s killers left the scene without taking anything. He added the motive for killing the man is still not known.
He said all police divisions have been “mobilised”, including the Hawks, crime intelligence and tactical response teams for the sole purpose of finding Maseko’s killers.
The police are appealing to anyone with information to call 082 462 0804, 082 567 4153, 082 556 5356 or 086 00 10111.
Callers may remain anonymous and information will be treated with “strictest confidence,” Naidoo said.
(edited by ZK)
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