Cape Town – Lawyer and former secretary-general of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Godrich Gardee is offering “a handsome reward” for more information on his daughter, Hillary Gardee’s murder.
Hillary went missing on April 29 after a shopping trip to a Spar near her home in Mbombela, Mpumalanga.
She was found dead in a field outside Mbombela on May 3 with a gun wound on her head.
Hillary was laid to rest on Saturday.
“Every day, hour & minute, I look forward to a text, DM or phone call for tip. All days since, I wake up to pursue the remaining suspects. Someone saw & knows it all ! A handsome reward awaits the whistle-blower!”, tweeted Godrich Gardee.
Every day, hour & minute, I look forward to a text, DM or phone call for tip. All days since, I wake up to pursue the remaining suspects. Someone saw & knows it all ! A handsome reward awaits the whistle-blower! #LastWalkAtFoodLovers Goodnight & Goodmorning #HillaryGardee pic.twitter.com/Nohl30ScdQ
— Godrich Gardee (@GardeeGodrich) May 12, 2022
Three men – Philemon Lukhele, Sipho Mkhatshwa and Albert Gama – made an appearance in the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court on Monday in connection with the 28-year-old Information Technology (IT) student’s killing.
They all abandoned their bail application.
They were charged with murder, rape, conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping, and possession of an illegal firearm.
According to Daily Maverick, Gardee’s move came despite Police Minister Bheki Cele deploying the “best experts” to work on the case.
The report said that throughout the days following the discovery of Hillary’s body, EFF leader Julius Malema reiterated that they would deploy their own intelligence capacity to find the killers.
Malema, who delivered Hillary’s eulogy at the Church on the Hill in Kamagugu, told Cele that they wanted the killers locked up for a very long time, the report said.
“So that when we sit down and relax, we do so knowing that the killers of Hillary are rotting in jail.
“That’s the only thing we are wishing for and, in the absence of that, Minister, you will have to defend us all the time because then we’ll start having ideas on what we can do to ‘complement justice’,” the report quoted Malema as saying.
Compiled by Betha Madhomu