- The police have began an investigation into the murder of Mapiti Matsena, who was killed in his home on Wednesday night
- Matsena was a former Tshwane ANC deputy chairperson and current chair of the Gauteng Safety and Security Portfolio Committee
- He died after a man entered his home in Doornpoort and stabbed him in the chest
Gauteng police have launched an immediate investigation following the killing of former Tshwane ANC deputy chairperson Mapiti Matsena in his home on Wednesday night.
Matsena, chair of the Gauteng Safety and Security Portfolio Committee in the Gauteng Legislature, was murdered at his home in Doornpoort when an unknown assailant stabbed him in the chest.
The assailant gained entry through an open door and attacked Matsena, who fought back but lost to the attacker and succumbed to his death after the stabbing.
The police said they upon their arrival at 10:52pm, they found Matsena deceased on the floor in the main bedroom. Paramedics were called to the scene and declared him dead after attempts to resuscitate him failed.
The Citizen reported that Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole has activated the 72 Action Plan as an attempt to bring those responsible to book after Matsena’s family was left distraught.
"I have tasked the acting provincial commissioner of Gauteng to ensure that this case be investigated by the provincial investigation unit. And that critical resources, including crime intelligence and forensic services be mobilised to identify and arrest those responsible for the murder of Mr Matsena."
The police said in a statement that it does not look like anything was taken by the suspect so robbery as a motive is not likely.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that The EFF has expressed its 'disdain' over the 'lack of leadership' during the Covid-19 pandemic in SA.
The Red Berets insist that President Cyril Ramaphosa has led the 'incompetence' on display, 'hell-bent' on risking lives and unnecessary infections. The party lamented that its sound advice on the situation fell upon the president's deaf ears.
The EFF says that when the first infection was announced, it had called for action but Ramaphosa "did not heed this call and delayed".
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