City offers reward in attempted murder case of traffic officer
By Ofentse Mokae
16 October 2009
The City of Cape Town is offering a R10 000 reward to persons who can provide information that will lead to the arrest of the person(s) involved in an attempted murder case.
The case is of a traffic official who was attacked outside her home in Guguletu last week.
“The purpose of the reward is to encourage people who can provide information which leads to the prosecution and removal of the offenders from society to come forward,” mayoral spokesperson Rulleskah Singh said.
Singh said the City regards the safety of its staff as paramount, and an attack on any of the staff members is regarded as an attack on the broader community of Cape Town.
Last Friday the on duty Traffic officer was stabbed seven times in the driveway of her Gugulethu home.
“It is of the utmost importance that we find the perpetrators and that criminals know that there will be retribution if they commit any acts of violence against law enforcement officials in our city,” Singh added.
The 28 year-old officer, who was on full-uniform on her way to work, was attacked by two armed men who stole her service pistol.