Johannesburg - The Radebe family and Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) on Thursday accused the Hawks of stifling the investigation into the murder of Sikhosiphi Radebe alias "Bazooka" and demanded that the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) intervene on their behalf.
The family together with ACC lawyers have already sent a letter to NPA head Shaun Abrahams asking him to "take charge".
They jointly allege that the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) in Eastern Cape have for two years "blocked" any investigations into Bazooka's murder.
ACC Spokesperson Nonhle Mbuthuma said Bazooka, was shot dead outside his house in Lurholweni Township in Mbizana, Eastern Cape. The murder occurred in March 2016.
“The assailants came in a hijacked car with two tourists inside, one in the boot and one in the back seat, saying they were police officers. Radebe did not believe them. He always advised us: 'Never let them take you. They must shoot you where you stand'. Following his own advice, he refused to be kidnapped,” said Mbuthuma.