An internal investigation led by the SizweNtsalubaGobodo forensic team has assisted the police in providing key evidence, leading to the arrest of a suspect in the investigation into the fatal shooting of Forensic Director, Lawrence Moepi.
The firm’s investigation has further revealed that the fatal shooting, in October, is in no way work-related and is not related to any cases he was working on at the firm.
Commenting on the breakthrough, Victor Sekese, CEO of SizweNtsalubaGodbodo said overriding concern for the safety of their staff prompted the firm’s forensic experts to assist the police in the investigation of this priority case.
“Two days after the shooting, our SizweNtsalubaGobodo forensic team began their investigation. And after working tirelessly to uncover new evidence, within just over a week they were able to present their findings to the police. I am pleased to say that all the evidence collected and presented by SizweNtsalubaGobodo to the police on 29 October is conclusive with their findings and has led to the arrest of a key suspect,” he said.
However due to the investigation being at a very sensitive stage, Sekese was unable to comment further. “We do not in any way want to do or say anything to jeopardise the case. It is now in the hands of the police and we are happy for the justice system to run its course,” he added.
Sekese also expressed relief that the shooting did not appear to be linked to any industry-related projects that the firm was involved in. “I’m sure I speak for our firm and the industry as a whole in expressing relief that this did not prove to be work-related.
“Lawrence will always be remembered as a man of integrity, a great leader, and person with strong work ethic and as a firm we continue to mourn his loss. I am confident that going forward the talent and experience of our own business expertise will continue to do much towards hampering the scourge of corruption currently tainting so much of the public and private sector,” he concluded.