IFP councillor gunned down in alleged hit

By Chanice Jennike - 17 August 2019Views : 751


An Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) councillor was shot and killed in KwaZulu-Natal in what is believed to have been a hit. 

The incident occurred in the Estcourt area.

KZN police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala confirmed the shooting.

"It is alleged yesterday at 20:50, a 39-year-old man was driving his vehicle on the R103 at Hospital Hill in Estcourt with two occupants when unknown suspects opened fire on the vehicle."

The driver sustained multiple gunshot wounds and died on the scene. Two other passengers also sustained injuries and were taken to hospital. 

The motive behind the attack is not yet known. Police investigations continue.

"We can confirm charges of murder and attempted murder are being investigated by Estcourt SAPS (SA Police Service)."