‘Drug dealer’ shot dead in street

Cape Town - Three gunmen shot and killed an alleged drug dealer in Voortrekker Road, Parow, last night.

Ernest Oswagu, a Nigerian expatriate, and his brother, who police declined to name, were standing on the pavement in front of La Ponte Rose cafe about 8pm, when three men walked up to them, police liaison officer Warrant Officer November Filander said.

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The three men all drew firearms and fired several shots at Oswagu. They fled on foot.

Oswagu died at the scene.

Police said Oswagu was believed to have been a drug dealer. They have not yet determined what the motive for the attack was.

“Cases of murder and attempted murder were opened for further investigation,” Filander said.

“No suspects have been arrested at this stage.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident or knows the whereabouts of the suspects is asked to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111 with any information,” he said.