Moepi was probing Cosatu House sale

Cosatu has expressed shock at the murder of forensic investigator Lawrence Moepi.

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini (pictured) says the union is waiting for police to reveal the motive behind Lawrence Moepi’s killing. Picture:Werner Beukes/SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has confirmed the head of forensic investigations at auditing firm Sizwe Nstaluba Gobodo, Lawrence Moepi, who was shot dead at work on Friday, was part of the team investigating the sale of Cosatu's headquarters in Johannesburg.

Cosatu has expressed its shock at the killing in what appears to have been a hit.

Nothing was taken from his vehicle and Cosatu says it is hoped that Moepi's death is not linked to his work at the federation.

The auditing firm presented its preliminary report to Cosatu's Central Executive Committee last month and was due to present the final report at the next meeting.

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini says they're waiting for police to reveal the motive behind his killing.

"We hope those who are involved can be caught as soon as possible."

The Cosatu leader says they'll be meeting with Moepi's family this week.


Moepi was due to hand in his final report on allegations of financial mismanagement at Cosatu next month.

Dlamini won't say whether Moepi uncovered any wrongdoing during his investigations into the trade union federation's affairs.

But the federation's leader does say they are concerned he may have been assassinated.

Meanwhile, the auditing firm said on Saturday it hopes police will catch those responsible for the murder of Moepi.

Moepi's been described as a hardworking man with a bright future and a loving father of two.

The firm's chairperson Nonkululeko Gobodo said she hopes those behind the murder will be brought to justice.

Police have appealed to the public for any information.