BY REGINALD KANYANE
The executive mayor at Bojanala Platinum district municipality, Louis Diremelo shared his grief over the death of Thabo Moroa who was shot and killed at the weekend.
Moroa was employed as a secretary to member of the mayoral committee (MMC) for Rural Development at the municipality. He was shot and killed by unknown gunmen on Sunday morning at his house in Maboloka village, near Brits.
In his condolence message to the family, Diremelo said news od the tragic death had shocked everyone at the district municipality.
“The news shocked the entire staff members and colleagues of Thabo Moroa at the municipality. We are deeply shocked about this act of criminality on this young and a determined character. Moroa was known to his colleagues as a person who loved his work and his country,” Diremelo said.
Municipal manager, Innocent Sirovha, said he has confidence in the country’s law enforcement authorities who are currently working around the clock to apprehend the perpetrators.
“For now, as the municipality, we so wish that the family of Thabo Moroa be given a space to lay him to rest with dignity he deserves,” he said.
North West police spokesperson, Col Sabata Mokgwabone said the police in Letlhabile are investigating a case of house robbery with intent to commit murder and attempted murder.
Mokgwabone said two unknown men allegedly gained entry into the house through the window. He said the victims were asleep in a house at Doornkop section, in Maboloka village near Brits at around 2am.
“The suspects allegedly shot Moroa who died on the scene. His companion, 17, was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The motive of the incident is unknown and investigations are underway,” Mokgwabone said.
Moroa was also serving as a shop steward for COSATU in Bojanala district municipality.
COSATU regional representative, Madito Molebalwa said Moroa’s killing was premeditated. He said Moroa was assassinated because he was outspoken.
“We do not believe that the killing was a house robbery. On Friday, we had a regional meeting and Moroa stood up and raised corruption and fraud issues against Madibeng local and Bojanala district municipalities.
“He was slaughtered because he fought against corruption. We now also fear for our lives. We are not sure who is next. He was killed in the same manner as Moses Phakoe,” Molebalwa said.
The memorial service for Moroa will be held at Maboloka Tribal Authority offices on Thursday.
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