Knysna councillor among group arrested for murder of ANC's Victor Malosi

2018-08-15 15:39
ANC councillor Victor Molosi, who was shot and killed near his home on Monday. (Supplied)

ANC councillor Victor Molosi, who was shot and killed near his home on Monday. (Supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

A man serving on the Knysna Municipal Council and three others were arrested for the murder of Ward 8 councillor Victor Molosi, police said on Wednesday.

Police spokesperson Captain Malcolm Pojie said that the suspects, aged between 37 and 58, have been charged with murder as well as conspiracy to commit murder.

"The integrated task team which comprises members from the Provincial Organised Crime Unit, Eden Cluster Detectives, Knysna Detectives and Eden Cluster Crime Intelligence, was established to investigate this case," he said.

"Their tireless efforts paid dividends when the investigation took them to Cape Town where two suspects [both 37 years old] were arrested yesterday [Tuesday]."

READ: We will find out soon if this is political - colleague of murdered ANC councillor

News24 previously reported that Molosi was shot at several times in Concordia on July 23 and died on arrival at hospital.

'He was like Mandela'

He had apparently been on his way from a school governing body meeting at Concordia High School when a gunman approached him, Pojie said at the time.

The gunman fired several shots, hitting him in the head.

Mandla Tyololo, who was arrested earlier this month, appeared in Knysna Magistrate's Court for a formal bail hearing on similar charges relating to Molosi's murder on Wednesday.

Tyololo and four others would appear in court on Thursday.

ANC provincial secretary Faiez Jacobs welcomed the arrests.

"As the ANC, we have confidence that the entire justice system will maintain this level of speed and efficiency so that comrade Molosi's family can have justice and the much needed answers," he said.

The ANC's chief whip in Knysna, Mertle Gombo, told News24 at the time that she did not think the attacker had come from the community.

"This man was dedicated and committed to his community. To me, he was like Mandela," she said.

"I think it is political. We will find out very soon. If the police are really doing what they are supposed to do, [we] will find out."

Eden District Municipality ANC councillor Stephen de Vries also said at the time that, as far as he knew, Molosi was popular and had no enemies.

"He was a very kind person, a gentleman, somebody with a good soul. Those are not words you normally hear when you hear people describing politicians."

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    anc  |  george  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.