Ndebele shocked at killing of SANTACO Deputy President

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Pretoria - Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has expressed outrage and disgust at the murder of the South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) first Deputy President.

Mthuthuzeli Molefe was gunned down near his home at Evaton, south of Johannesburg on Friday night.

"We want to express our outrage and disgust at the cold-blooded murder of Mthuthuzeli Molefe," said Ndebele on Saturday.

He said government was working closely with law enforcement agencies, including the intelligence services, to ensure the swift arrest of the perpetrators.

"These criminals must face the consequences of their actions in a manner that sends a clear message to others that society will no longer tolerate this type of behaviour," said the minister.

He further conveyed condolences to Molefe's family and relatives as well as SANTACO, saying that nothing is more important than a person's life.

According to media reports Molefe was on his motorcycle outside his house at about 7pm when he was shot around six times.