The City offering a R100 000 reward to find info on city official killer

The City of Cape Town is offering a R100 000 reward, after a city official was murdered at a Delft housing construction site.

Wendy Kloppers became yet another victim, as she is one of five people shot at the Power Construction’s N2 Gateway site in just a week. This is after she was gunned down while doing an inspection at a housing construction site in the area. The 48-year-old victim worked as an official in the City’s Environmental Affairs Department.

Last week, three construction workers were shot and wounded and a petrol bomb was launched at the site in what is referred to as the construction mafia running an extortion ring.

A week ago, Mathlodi Maseko, DA spokesperson on Human Settlements said there had been 14 cases of housing extortion reported.

According to Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi, Kloppers had been sitting inside a white BMW on Thursday when she was shot, sustaining multiple gunshot wounds. A passenger who was with her was wounded in the arm.

“It seems that Kloppers had been waiting for the security guard to open the gate at the construction site when an unknown male approached the car on foot and fired several shots at the driver’s side. Kloppers tried to escape the gunman and rammed into the gate”, said Swartbooi.

Police had yet to determine the motive and have made no arrests.

According to reports the incident took place just hours before Police Minister Bheki Cele announced Delft as the second highest precinct for murder nationally,

The site is home to a R500 million housing project which will accommodate beneficiaries of Blikkiesdorp to Freedom Farm where 3 300 homes will be built and begin in March 2022.

by Everngelista Muza


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