'Matwetwe' actor's family to killers: 'Come forward and give us closure'

07 March 2019 - 10:53
By Jessica Levitt
Suspects have been identified in the Sibusiso Khwinana killing.
Image: Instagram/Sibusiso Khwinana Suspects have been identified in the Sibusiso Khwinana killing.

Family members of Matwetwe actor Sibusiso Khwinana have issued an emotional plea to those involved in his killing to come forward.

Gauteng premier David Makhura visited the Khwinana family home on Thursday and said three suspects had been identified.

A police task team had also been set up to catch those suspected of being responsible for the actor’s death. 

In an impromptu press conference with Makhura on Thursday, one family member urged those involved in the crime to come forward so “we can get closure and carry on”.

Makhura also appealed to those who knew where the suspects were to inform police.

The premier issued a stern warning to the suspects, saying, “we are coming for you”, and assured the family that they were hot on their heels.

Khwinana was killed  in Pretoria on Friday last week during an altercation over his cellphone. He was stabbed in the upper abdomen.

Makhura urged South Africans to watch Matwetwe, saying it showcased township life and did South Africa proud.