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NOW the big fish are going to fall.
That s what the family of murdered Joburg cop Tirhani Maswanganyi believe after a 33year-old man was sentenced this week to 20 years for the killing.
Swazi national Siphiwe Madakane entered a plea deal with the state and is expected to spill the beans on why Maswanganyi was killed.
Sunday World has been reliably informed that Madakane surrendered to police in January. He claimed he had to clear his conscience after his family performed ancestral rituals in Swaziland in December.
According to police sources close to the investigation, Madakane told police in a recorded confession: After that [ancestral appeasement rituals] I couldn’t find peace.
I had to return to clear my conscience.”
The Sunday World mole said police did not know about this man and were not pursuing him at the time.
Madakane took investigators for the routine crime scene pointing-out.
The officer told Sunday World that Madakane even took the investigators to Maswanganyi’s home and told them that he had first met the officer there.
A family spokesman said yesterday that they were excited because rogue senior police officers, who they believed had been involved in the murder of their brother, would eventually be known.
Maswanganyi s body was found in the veld along the R101 between Hammanskraal and Pretoria on June 18 last year.
He had been shot in the chest.