The sounds of silence


The sounds of silence

Officialdom remains tight-lipped about the violent death of a good man who knew too much.

May 11 marked the first anniversary of the death of Moses Tshake, a whistleblower in the employ of the Free State government. He had been asking questions about millions of rands paid out on agricultural projects by the provincial government and probing municipal maladministration when he was hijacked in Bloemfontein, brutally assaulted and left for dead on 22 February last year.

Tshake died in May after lingering for three months in hospital.

“My son died for fuck-all. It is heartbreaking,” says Tshake’s father, David Chaka. His anguish is compounded by frustration that nothing is being done about his son’s murder.

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