COSATU calls for the reopening of Moss Phakoe’s murder case

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the North West welcomes progress made by law enforcements to bring to book those responsible for the heinous murder of Moss Phakoe. Cde Phakoe was an ANC municipal councillor, who had attempted to expose corruption in the Rustenburg municipality in 2009. The Federation has learnt that Emanuel Masogo, the witness who gave false testimony in court, was  sentenced to 5 years for perjury by the high court on the 22nd of March 2023.

This decision is highly welcomed because it was Masogo’s testimony that led to the release of those who had been convicted for the murder of Phakoe, and this means that their release was based on lies.

While the judgement is a significant development, justice must still be served. We therefore call for the rearrest of those who were released and for further investigation on the matter.

COSATU further calls on the court and the NPA to verify all evidence in future before making decisions as this case has proven that work was not done thoroughly to verify the information at their disposal.

Issued by COSATU North West

For more information please contact:

Kopano Konopi (Provincial Secretary)

082 339 5836