Tuesday, July 13, 2021

ANC councillor Nokuthula Bolitye killed outside her Crossroads home

Nyanga police are probing a case of murder, after Cape Town ANC councillor Nokuthula Bolitye was killed outside her Crossroads home, yesterday.

This was not the first attempt on Bolitye's life, she has survived another attempt on her life in 2020.

In that shooting, Bolitye and her son were shot at, at their house.

According to the police’s Joseph Swartbooi, the victim was seated in a minibus taxi in front of her home, when three unknown males approached the vehicle and fired numerous gunshots at the victim.

Witbooi added that the suspects fled the scene in an undisclosed direction and are yet to be arrested.

Executive Mayor Dan Plato expressed his condolences to those affected.

‘’I am saddened to hear of the tragic passing of one of our City’s ward councillors. I wish her family, friends, colleagues and all who knew her and were close to her, strength during this period of grief - they remain in my thoughts and prayers. Bolitye had been Ward 36 Cllr for the past five years. The full circumstances are not yet known about the incident, but it is believed that she was shot outside her home,’’ said the City’s Executive Mayor, Alderman Dan Plato.

The ANC’s media spokesperson, Fiona Abrahams, has called for calm whilst police are busy with investigations.

‘’ We appeal for calmness because our colleague was loved and respected by the community she served. We call on SAPS to solve this wanton crime as soon as possible.’’

 

Done By: Mitchum George


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