A former ANC branch chairman Peter Mgutyana was shot dead inside his accommodation in Phumlani Village near Grassy Park. The body was found by the Western Cape Police on Wednesday night. According to preliminary data, the police officers have registered a murder case after the activist’s death.
The murder of the ANC branch former leader has shocked party members in the province. They are mourning, saying that “one of the most admired, dedicated, committed and respected leaders” has been shot.
“The news of Comrade Mgutyana’s death came as a big shock. He was a tireless activist, who did not fear to confront gangsters or the City of Cape Town in the interest of his community,” ANC Western Cape secretary Faiez Jacobs said in a statement. “We appeal for calm in Vrygrond and call on the police to prioritize the investigation into his murder. We want to extend our condolences to his family and his community.”
The local police department has urged locals to assist with the investigation.