Slain cop described as no-nonsense officer : Wednesday 19 June 2013

Slain cop described as no-nonsense officer

Wednesday 19 June 2013 18:02

SABC

 Chairperson of Gauteng Community Police Board, Andy Mashaile described murdered Top cop, Tirhani Maswanganyi as a “good leader” whose fight against crime reduced cluster crime.

Chairperson of Gauteng Community Police Board, Andy Mashaile described murdered Top cop, Tirhani Maswanganyi as a “good leader” whose fight against crime reduced cluster crime.(SABC)

Murdered Gauteng's top cop, Major-General Tirhani Maswanganyi, has been described as a no-nonsense police officer who was dedicated to the fight against crime.

Chairperson of Gauteng Community Police Board, Andy Mashaile, worked closely with Maswanganyi, particularly in the fight against piracy.

Mashaile says: "General Maswanganyi was a hands-on man on matters like your fake CD's. He would be directly (involved) in the arrests of those people who are committing crime."

Mashaile also described Maswanganyi as a "good leader" whose fight against crime reduced the cluster crime.

Maswayanganyi's body was found in a field near Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria.  A team of top detectives has been tasked to investigate the murder.

Gauteng police have offered a reward of R100 000 for information leading to the arrest of those who murdered Maswangwanyi.

Police are still waiting for post-mortem results. Police said that they couldn’t find any gunshot wounds on the officer's body, although his hands and feet had been tied.

Gauteng police Chief Mzwandile Petros has also confirmed that there was blood on Maswangwanyi's face and chest, but says the cause of his death isn't clear.

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