R1million reward offered for successful arrest on City official murder at housing project

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has announced that the City’s reward has been increased to R1 million, from R100 000, for information leading to the successful prosecution of those responsible for the murder of a City official on site at the Delft Symphony Way housing project, that occurred two weeks ago.

Wendy Kloppers, was reportedly at the Delft Symphony Way housing project to inspect it. She worked in the City’s Environmental Affairs Department, and was one of five people attacked and seriously wounded at the Power Construction’s N2 Gateway site in just a week.

Hill-Lewis said that a private donor approached him and offered the other R900 000. The Cape Town Mayor appealed to residents to come forward with information regarding the incident.

‘’We urge those with information to come forward so that we can see justice done for the family of Ms. Wendy Kloppers. We also continue to call on the South African Police Service to do whatever it takes to hunt down and find the perpetrators responsible for this violence. We have a clear message for the public, the Delft community, and the future beneficiaries of this housing project: help us find these thugs, and help us protect this housing project so that it is not derailed,’’ said Mayor Hill-Lewis.

‘’This is a R500 million housing project for 3 300 beneficiaries, some of the most vulnerable in the metro including from Blikkiesdorp. The City will continue to pursue our six-point plan to help reduce the incidents of violence, criminality, and extortion at our housing projects, which is threatening some R1 billion in projects. Besides the R1 million reward for info to successfully prosecute the killers of our staff member, in general, we are also offering rewards of R5 000 for info leading to arrests of anyone targeting City housing projects with extortion and violence across the metro,’’ said Mayco member for Human Settlements, Malusi Booi.


Done by Esobusi Mkangelwa