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Late Ward 36 councillor Nokuthula Bolitye.
Late Ward 36 councillor Nokuthula Bolitye.

Members of the African National Congress (ANC) in the Dulhar Omar Region are reeling following the shooting and killing of Ward 36 councillor Nokuthula Bolitye.

The 50-year-old leader was gunned down outside her home in Crossroads on Monday 12 July.

She was seated in a minibus taxi at Gqolomba Street when three unknown men opened fire at her.

She died on the scene.

The killing followed an attempt at her life in May last year.

Bolitye was elected councillor in 2016.

She replaced former councillor Elese Depoutch, who was shot and killed in 2018.

Secretary of the Dullar Omar region JJ Tyhalisisu said members of the organisation are shocked by the brutal killing of their deployee to the City of Cape Town.

“This was not the first attempt on Bolitye’s life,” he pointed out. “She has survived another attempt on her life previously.

“We condemn this barbaric and cowardly act,” said Tyhalisisu, “and we call on the law enforcement agencies to work tirelessly to apprehend those responsible and bring them to justice.”

Provincial police spokesperson Joseph Swartbooi confirmed the incident.

He said a 50-year-old female was shot and killed in Gqolomba Street in Old Crossroads. Swartbooi said Nyanga police are investigating a murder case.

“According to reports the victim was sitting in a minibus taxi in front of her home when three unknown males approached the vehicle and fired numerous gunshots at the victim,” Swartbooi said.

“The suspects fled the scene in an undisclosed direction and yet to be arrested.”

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