Police hunt for ANC councillor’s killers

2014-08-05 11:16

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Eastern Cape police are still searching for a gunman who killed Nelson Mandela Bay metro mayoral committee member for human settlements Buyisile Mkavu.

Mkavu was shot in Uitenhage on Saturday night.

“No one has been arrested yet but investigations are ongoing,” spokesperson Warrant Officer Basil Seekoei said today.

Seekoei said that the gunman is believed to have approached Mkavu’s vehicle from the side and shot him through an open window.

“He was hit in the upper body,” he said.

Seekoei could not comment on whether the killing was politically motivated but confirmed that nothing was taken from Mkavu.

“I cannot speculate on the motive but investigations are at a sensitive stage,” he said.

Mkavu was an ANC councillor.

The party’s provincial spokesperson, Mlibo Qoboshiyane, called on law enforcers to speedily apprehend those responsible for the councillor’s death.

“There is no justifiable reason that could inspire the killing of any person or torching of a person’s property as was done to... Mkavu. With heavy hearts, we urge the South African Police Service to beef up its investigations so that they find those behind this evil murder,” Qoboshiyane said.

Mkavu’s house was set alight six months ago by angry Uitenhage residents during a protest march.

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