A group of North West farmers has raised R50‚000 for any information on a 24-year-old man
who police believe was shot and killed two months ago.
The fund was set up after the Brits Magistrate’s Court denied Matthew Benson bail on Friday in
his murder and attempted murder case‚ linked to the disappearance of Tebogo Ndlovu.
“People have seen the so-called deceased (Ndlovu) in Majakaneng and Bapong. This man is
alive. People are afraid to hand him over to the police because he is part of the Suicide Gang.
I have decided to put out a reward‚ hoping that someone will secretly give us his exact
location‚ then we will trace him and take him to court‚” said Marianna‚ one of the people who
helped set up the fund.
Marianna did not want to provide her surname.
“The police have failed to do their job‚ that is why we are taking matters into our own hands to
help an innocent man (Benson)‚” Marianna said.
Marianna and other community members believe the Suicide Gang is a group of young men
involved in criminal activities and a man who identifies himself as “Tebogo Ndlovu Jack Jack”
on Facebook is part of the group.
Those offering the reward believe this man to be the same man Benson is accused of
The publication contacted “Jack Jack” on Monday and he was surprised to hear about the
“It’s the first time I hear of this case. I have never been to the North West and I don’t even
know of a place called Majakaneng. Maybe we have the same name‚ but I am not the person
they are looking for‚” said Tebogo Ndlovu Jack Jack.
Jack Jack said he is based in the Mpumalanga province and the Suicide Gang is a hip hop
Ndlovu‚ from Majakaneng‚ was last seen on August 2 and his family believe he has been killed.
“It’s the first time I hear about the Suicide Gang. There is no such thing in Majakaneng.
People must stop lying. The past two months have been painful for us. All we need is our
child’s body‚” said Ndlovu’s aunt‚ Nancy Sekgobela.