Cape Town ANC councillor shot dead outside home

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Nokuthula Bolitye was gunned down in front of her home. (City of Cape Town, capetown.gov.za)
Nokuthula Bolitye was gunned down in front of her home. (City of Cape Town, capetown.gov.za)
  • Cape Town ANC councillor Nokuthula Bolitye was shot dead on Monday. 
  • The Western Cape ANC said she was killed outside her house.
  • Bolitye and her son survived a shooting last year. 

Cape Town ANC councillor Nokuthula Bolitye was shot dead on Monday. 

Vuyiso JJ Tyhalisisu, secretary for the ANC Dullah Omar Region said she was killed outside her home in Crossroads. 

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

"This was not the first attempt on Councillor Bolitye's life, she has survived another attempt on her life previously in 2020."

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In that shooting, Bolitye and her son were shot at, at their house.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi said the shooting was in Gqolomba Street in Old Crossroads around 16:00

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


"The suspects fled the scene in an undisclosed direction and are yet to be arrested."

Nyanga police are investigating a case of murder, anyone with information that can help the police should call Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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