Three suspects accused of killing of the Matwetwe lead actor, Sibusiso Khwinana have been identified, Premier David Makhura told the family during his visit.
Makhura, accompanied by MEC for Community Safety, Sizakhele Nkosi-Malobane called on Sunnyside residents to work with the police in order to find the suspects.
“High-level task team has been established to bring perpetrators to book,” David Makhura stated.
“We are working very closely with the police and I’m going to monitor the investigations all the way,” he said.
He added that Khwinana was a very talented young man who left at a time where the film Matwetwe was hitting the streets and everyone loved it.
Khwinana’s life was cut short on Friday night during an apparent robbery, while he was waiting for transport in Arcadia.
The 25-year-old rising star from Soshanguve Block M was fatally stabbed in the chest by robbers who took his cellphone.
He was stabbed while trying to fight back. At the time of the incident, Khwinana was with his friend Tebatso Mashishi, who is starring alongside in the hit film.
Police Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Elias Mawela said the community must do their part to assist the police.
“We believe that suspects are not newcomers in Sunnyside, they are known and they frequent that space so we are calling upon citizens to tell us which hole these people are hiding in,” he said.
The memorial service will take place at AFM Hilltop Restoration Centre on Thursday.