Family of slain ANC ward councillor Tshepo Motaung want his killers jailed

Motaung’s aunt, Malvin Montjane, said that all the family wanted now was for her nephew's killers to be arrested.

ANC ward councillor Tshepo Motaung. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - The family of Tshepo Motaung said that they wanted justice for the ward councillor who was shot dead in Mabopane last Friday, allegedly over candidate selection ahead of the local government polls.

Police Minister Bheki Cele has arrived at the Motaung family home, where several people in African National Congress (ANC) regalia are singing slogans.

Cele was joined by Gauteng Premier David Makhura.

Motaung’s aunt, Malvin Montjane, described him as someone who was loved by all in his family, adding that his death had left them devastated.

"We are so helpless because the way they killed Tshepo was so painful."

Montjane said that all the family wanted now was for her nephew's killers to be arrested.

"Everybody who killed Tshepo must be in jail. That's all we want as a family," Montjane said.

Her call has been echoed by members of the ANC in ward 22 who gathered at the home, as they also said that they wanted their national leadership to act on the deadly factionalism in the party.

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