LEAP officer killed in Nyanga laid to rest, as reward for successful arrest increases

The Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officer who was shot and killed in Nyanga, two weeks ago, will be laid to rest in his hometown of East London on Saturday.

COURTESY: Khwalo Funeral Services

33-year-old Zamikhaya Kwinana was a passenger in a marked Law Enforcement vehicle driving in Nyanga, just after 8pm, when they came under fire.

‘’When his colleagues realised he had been hit, they sped off to Heideveld Day Hospital, but the officer was declared deceased on arrival - he had sustained gunshot wounds to the head,’’ said JP Smith, Mayco Member for Safety & Security.

It is unclear if the incident is directly linked to the minibus taxi strike.

Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town has increased the reward for information leading to the successful conviction regarding the murder of Kwinana.

The reward has been increased from R250 000 to R1.35 million.

Smith says several benefactors approached the City requesting to pledge additional amounts to the reward already offered.

‘’This has permitted us to increase the reward to an unprecedented amount not previously possible. The City of Cape Town is taking decisive action to ensure that justice is served by announcing a substantial increase in the reward for information that directly leads to the identification, arrest, and conviction of those responsible for this heinous act.’’

Anyone with information regarding this incident, are asked to contact the City's toll-free tip-off line number on 0800 110077 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111

‘’Let us unite as a community, resolute in our stand against crime and violence, as we seek justice for Officer Kwinana and his family,’’ said JP Smith, Mayco member for Safety & Security.


Done By: Mitchum George


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