An Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) councilor was shot and killed in Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), according to an alleged hit.
"We can confirm allegations of murder and attempted murder are being investigated by Estcourt SAPS (SA Police Service). It was reported yesterday at 20:50, a 39-year-old man was driving his vehicle on the R103 on Hospital Hill in Estcourt with two occupants when unknown suspects. opened fire on the vehicle, "KZN police Capt. Nqobile Gwala spokesman said in a statement on Saturday.
Gwala said the driver suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. Two passengers in the car were rushed to hospital to be treated for injuries.
"The motive for the attack is unknown and yet to be established as investigations are ongoing," Gwala said.
The party confirmed the incident on its Twitter account late Friday evening, but did not name the adviser.
It further tweeted that the party is in consultation with the police and with eye witnesses.
Thami Ntuli, provincial chairman of IFP KZN, could not confirm the circumstances surrounding the death to News24, saying party representatives will visit the family on Saturday before giving any confirmation.
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