Gauteng police commissioner Perumal Naidoo has hand-picked a team of investigators to track down reggae star Lucky Dube’s killers.
"Commissioner Naidoo has expressed his abhorrence at this murder and has appointed an investigation team," said spokesman Superintendent Eugene Opperman. "He’s got a a lot of confidence in this team, who will do everything possible to identify and arrest those responsible for this.
"Director Charles Johnson, a very experienced senior detective in Gauteng, will now oversee every step of the investigation."
He described the seven-member squad as "rather experienced".
Anyone with information about Dube’s murder is asked to contact Crime Stop on 08600-10111 or the police’s Crime Line on 32211.
Johannesburg police are on the hunt for three men driving a blue VW Polo believed to have been involved in the botched hijacking and murder of Dube, 43.
He was shot dead in Rosettenville, around 8.20pm on Thursday night, said police spokeswoman Captain Cheryl Engelbrecht.
The singer was travelling in a grey Chrysler with his two teenage children at the time.
Engelbrecht said Dube had dropped off his son and daughter, aged 15 and 16, when he was attacked. The killers fled the scene, leaving the musician’s car behind. The children were unhurt.
"His son was already out of the car. When he saw what was happening, he ran to ask for help."
The boy is too traumatised to provide police with any information.