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TWO SUSPECTS ARRESTED AMID ASSASSINATION OF GALESHEWE TAXI OWNER THIS MORNING

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Police have acted swiftly in arresting two suspects following the killing of a taxi owner at his home in Stamper Street at Galeshewe in Kimberley this morning.

The suspects were reportedly accosted by police at Bloemhof in the North West province after 10h00. The getaway vehicle has also been impounded by the police.

Even though the motive still remains unknown, its speculated that the shooting bears the hallmarks of a hit.

The deceased is believed to have been shot at fifteen times in his attempt to escape his attackers but ultimately succumbed amid sustaining a gunshot to the head.

By Thabo Mothibi – thabo@ncnn.live

 

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Thabo Mothibi is a former broadcast journalist (TV and Radio) – with specialist reporting experience; SABC Political/Parliamentary and TRC Teams over a period of five years (1995 to 2000).

One key foreign assignment - is the 11-nation African Connection Rally – overland journey from Africa’s northern-most pole in the coastal Tunisian city of Bizerte to the southern-most pole in South Africa’s Cape Agulhas. From the journalistic years, Thabo then delved into Government media liaison and serving two former Ministers and three MECs. He became the Northern Cape Provincial Government’s first department based Communications Director at Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development - 2008-2010 – where he also served as Head of Ministry from 2003 – 2008.

As a former anti-apartheid activist, his political background and professional training aided him in spearheading the Northern Cape ANC’s 2004 National Elections media and publicity campaign and that of the 2006 Local Government Elections.

Whilst based in Waterkloof in Pretoria -2010 to end 2011, he consulted for Manstrat Agricultural Intelligence, then returned to the Northern Cape in 2012 to date, to consult independently and pursue other entrepreneurial interests in media and communications through KwaVuko Communications and Marketing.

Thabo Mothibi obtained his NQF7 through Wits University’s Graduate School of Public and Development Management (P&DM) in Johannesburg, a Unilever Mandela Rhodes Academy for Marketing and Communications Academy (UMRA). The goal of the NQF7 programme was to educate and train public and private sector professional communicators and marketers in government communications..