Councilor and son gunned down, police probe double murder

LUSIKISIKI – The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mene ordered the activation of a 72-hour mobilization plan to trace and find at least two suspects after the iNgquza Local Municipality councillor and his son were fatally shot at their homestead in Slovo Park, Lusikisiki last night.

On Friday evening, 16 September 2022 at about 20:30, it is alleged that at least two unknown armed men stormed into the homestead of a 49-year-old councillor in Slovo Park, Lusikisiki, and opened fire.

The report further suggests that the suspects fatally shot the 18-year-old son of the councillor, and seriously wounding the councillor, who later died in hospital. The councillor’s eight-year-old daughter escaped unscathed.

The motive for the attack is currently unknown, however the circumstances surrounding the incident are forming part of the investigation.   The names of the deceased persons are still being withheld until the next of kin are informed.

Police are investigating two murder cases and no arrests have been made at this stage. Investigation continues.

Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects is urged to please contact the nearest police station. The information may also be shared via Crime Stop number on 08600 10111 or through MySAPS App.

 

 

 

Source: South African Police Service

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