Ward councillor murdered in the Eastern Cape

16 June 2019 - 08:57 By Nico Gous
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A ward councillor was shot and killed in the Eastern Cape on Saturday.

"It is alleged that the deceased was on his way home while he was dropping off a passenger near his home from town. An unknown man appeared and fatally shot the deceased," police spokesperson Captain Namhla Mdleleni said in a statement on Saturday. 

Jongisethi Phoswa, 59, was the ward 15 councillor in the Chris Hani municipality’s Rasmeni administrative area in Engcobo.

He had died dead by the time police arrived on the scene.