E Cape councillor shot dead

Johannesburg - Nelson Mandela Metro ward councillor Buyisile Mkavu was shot dead in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage, on Saturday night, police said on Sunday.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Basil Seekoei said someone approached his vehicle from the passenger side and fired a shot through an open window at Mkavu's upper body.

Mkavu died at the scene of the shooting on Mlawu Street, Angola section just after 21:00.

Crime scene experts were helping detectives on the scene and so far a motive for the shooting is not known.

No arrests have been made.

According to previous reports on the HeraldLive and DispatchLive, Mkavu had been head of the human settlements committee and during protests in demand of land, he had been threatened with death, been stoned, and had his car rocked by a group of protesters.

He also led a task team to intervene in violence in Motherwell, according to a previous statement by the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.

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James jonas 2014/08/03 09:04:19 PM
My sincere condolence to his family. It didn't have to end this way. he died maintaining that he was right. to me he represented those that betrayed the future of the upcoming generation. whites continue to own hectares and hectares of land. in the name of food security. he care less about landless majority as long he was getting his salary month end. Land belongs to African, yes the land. no matter who is wrong or right in Zimbabwe we don't care. it is tooo long we have been slave in own land.
Toni-Leigh Luzzi 2014/08/03 09:08:00 PM
Condolences to his family. May they take comfort in the fact that he was contributing to the greater good of his country
Paul Dennis Murison 2014/08/03 09:09:43 PM
I'm pretty sure that there are no slaves.. That's just a stupid thing to say.
Thomas Kuka 2014/08/03 10:35:15 PM
Condolences to the family,,,thats why i don't lyk to get involve too much to politics..its "Cats chasing Mouse"
Zolisa Dlokovu 2014/08/04 05:05:47 AM
Our people are still killing each other. Stupid maan. If people are not happy with their own leaders , they must replace them and not kill them.
Anina Naude 2014/08/04 08:24:56 AM
The majority scared of the minority? Really? Why do you need affirmative action against the whites? How can you tax the minority to feed the majority who dont work but only demand?? Then you take everything from the whites and who will feed you then?? Stupid argument! Slaves?? Boo hoo!!