Cape Town pastor, wife shot in street

2013-05-13 09:32

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Cape Town - A well-known Cape Flats pastor and his wife are both in a critical condition after being shot in Bellville, it was reported on Monday.

Community Safety MEC Dan Plato told the Cape Times Ivan Waldeck, 45, was shot five times in the upper body and twice in the legs, while his wife was shot in the head.

"He [Waldeck] will recover, but his wife is in a very critical condition," he said.

The shooting took place while the couple was standing at traffic lights on Modderdam road on Sunday while on their way home from church.

Waldeck is chairperson of the Western Cape Community Outreach Project.

Albern Martins, another Cape Flats pastor, was shot dead on 1 March. They were both reformed gangsters known for their work as peace negotiators between gangs

Captain Frederick van Wyk said the police were asking for witnesses to the shooting to come forward.

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