‘You are subsequent’: E Cape municipal directors receive bullets with chilling note attached

  • Eastern Cape police are investigating circumstances of intimidation after two municipal directors acquired parcels with bullets attached to their pictures and a note that learn “You are next”. 
  • Mnquma municipality has offered bodyguards to its company providers director Siphiwo Caga and neighborhood providers director Makhaya Cecil Kibi. 
  • The two are at the moment presiding over fraud and corruption disciplinary hearings in opposition to three senior municipal officers.  

Two Mnquma native municipality directors presiding over fraud and corruption hearings in opposition to three managers within the municipality, are dwelling in concern after receiving a bullet every attached to their pictures with a message that learn: “You are next”. 

The Butterworth municipality’s company providers director, Siphiwo Caga and neighborhood providers director Makhaya Cecil Kibi had every opened circumstances of intimidation with the police in Butterworth following the loss of life threats.

The computerized rifle ammunition, pictures of the lads and the hand-written message on a bit of paper, had been inside two brown envelopes dumped on the doorsteps of the officers’ properties on Friday.  

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Mnquma native municipality spokesperson Loyiso Mpalantshana stated the officers had been making ready to go to work on Friday morning once they acquired the parcels.  

The bullets had been attached with sticky tape to the pictures of the senior officers. 

The municipality stated the photographs had been lifted from Caga and Kibi’s WhatsApp profiles. 

Mpalantshana stated:

The duo, whose WhatsApp profile photos had been attached to the bullets within the envelope, are at the moment presiding over the disciplinary hearings of not less than three managers within the municipality who are going through an inside probe for expenses referring to fraud and corruption, negligence … Each of the images contained a chilling note with phrases: ‘You are subsequent’.

Municipal supervisor Silumko Mahlasela stated the municipality wouldn’t be intimidated from finishing up its constitutional mandate.

Mahlasela stated they might proceed with their duties with out concern, favour or prejudice.

Mahlasela stated:

Anyone who violates inside insurance policies might be dealt equally and in line with the necessities of the regulation.

Asked to disclose names and particulars of the disciplinary hearings, Mpalantshane declined to remark, saying disciplinary issues  involving employees had been dealt with internally.

He referred additional questions in regards to the prison circumstances to the police. 

Mpalantshana stated the municipality had offered Caga and Kibi with bodyguards and beefed-up safety round them on a 24-hour foundation. 

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Eastern Cape police spokesperson Brigadier Thembinkosi Kinana confirmed the police had been investigating complaints of intimidation. 

Kinana stated: “The circumstances surrounding the incidents form part of investigation and police are continuing with the investigation.”

Speaking to News24 on Tuesday from an undisclosed location, Caga stated the incident had left him, his spouse and three youngsters frightened and shocked.  

“Part of my job is to ensure compliance and take action against transgressors who violate municipal laws by enforcing consequence management and at the back of mind I have always known that I will face resistance from those who think they are above the law. But I have never anticipated that it will be in the form of death threats,” stated Caga. 

Caga stated as his household’s chief, he had no alternative however to be sturdy for them. 

“We are all coping under this difficult situation. Myself, my wife and our kids are frightened and shocked by this incident, but we are coping,” stated Caga. 

Mnquma municipality Community Services Director Makhaya Cecil Kibi has opened circumstances of intimidation with the police in Butterworth following this chilling message.

Siphiwo Caga

Mnquma municipality’s Corporate Services Director Advocate Siphiwo Caga stated he and his household are frightened and shocked after receiving this chilling message.

Kibi stated the envelope containing the bullet was picked up from the gate by his 12-year-old son, who was on his approach to college, who then handed it over to his mom. 

“My wife sat next to me and opened the letter. She was very shaken. We are both shaken. I fear for my wife and three children,” stated Kibi. 

He added that the threats would cripple service supply because the free movement of labor at his division was now transferring at a really gradual tempo. 

Kibi stated as a result of suspects had been inside the municipality, he had cancelled conferences, together with neighborhood engagement programmes that will expose him to many individuals. 

“Service delivery will be affected by this. The security has been beefed up in my office. I am not easily accessible anymore as before. Everyone is treated as a potential instigator. There are metal detectors in my office,” stated Kibi. 

“It is not easy to live with a bullet hanging over you. You constantly worry that it might hit you at any moment,” stated Kibi. 

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