The Western Cape South African Police Service (SAPS) is offering a R100 000 reward for any information that would lead to the arrest and successful prosecution of the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of two elderly people that happened in Wolmunster Road, Rosebank on May 5, 2018.
The couple, anti-apartheid activist Rosalie Bloch, 84, and Aubrey Jackson, 95, were tied up and murdered in their home during a house robbery. Their son, Shaun Bloch, discovered their bodies when he arrived at their house to take them to breakfast.
Police opened up an investigation into a double murder and a case of house robbery at the time of their discovery. They initially viewed a nearby guesthouses CCTV footage to try and assist in finding the suspects. Residents in the area told media outlets at the time that they experienced repeated break-ins.
The couple had been together for 30 years in a common-law marriage. Rosalie had been an attorney and a high-profile member of resistance organisation, the Black Sash.
Speaking at their memorial, former Finance Minister Trevor Manual said, “Aubrey and Rosalie were not rich and did not spend their lives gathering material stuff. They worked with youth on the Cape Flats. They are defined by the exemplary lives they led.”
At the beginning of 2019, police put out an offer of R60 000 but they have now decided to increase it to R100 000 to further encourage the public to come forward with any information which might assist the case.
Anyone with information who can assist the investigation is kindly requested to contact the investigating officer Detective Sergeant Kevin Kok on 064 352 5493 or alternatively Crime Stop can be contacted on 08600 10111.