Third suspect arrested for murder of lawyer Pete Mihalik

07 November 2018 - 18:54 By Philani Nombembe And Aron Hyman
Defense advocate Pete Mihalik.
Defense advocate Pete Mihalik.
Image: Anthony Molyneaux

A third suspect in advocate Pete Mihalik’s murder has been arrested and is due to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

Well-placed sources told TimesLIVE that the man was suspected to be the “fixer” who allegedly sourced suspected hitmen Sizwe Biyela and Nkosinathi Khumalo.

The newly formed police anti-gang unit nabbed Biyela and Khumalo‚ from KwaZulu-Natal‚ hours after the shooting.

On Wednesday‚ Western Cape police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Andrè Traut told TimesLIVE: “This office can confirm that a 35-year-old suspect handed himself over to police today in connection with the murder of Pete Mihalik. He will make a court appearance in Cape Town tomorrow (Thursday) together with the other two suspects.”

Eric Ntabazalila‚ the provincial spokesman for the prosecution‚ said the suspect would be charged alongside Biyela and Khumalo.

“Please be advised that a third suspect will be added to the two men accused in the murder of Advocate Pete Mihalik when they appear in court tomorrow morning‚” said Ntabazalila.

Mihalik was shot last week while dropping off his children at school. The Sunday Times reported that the hit on the prominent lawyer was at the behest of well-known crime bosses.

This is a developing story.