Cape Town - Mystery surrounds the death of a man whose body was found after a protest on Thursday, on the corner of Japhta Masemola Road and Mew Way in Khayelitsha.
Site C ward councillor Khayalethu Kamathe said the man had a bag with him, which indicated he might have been on his way to work, not part of the protest.
The protest resulted in the closure of the N2 inbound and outbound, not far from Mew Way Hall in Khayelitsha. Kamathe said it seemed the man was from RR section in Site B.
“It is shocking as to how one person can lie dead right where the protesting was taking place and no one saw anything.
“What are the chances of that man being followed by someone carrying a gun and having them shoot him right where there were lots of officials available?
“The guy looked like he was going to work. People who are travelling from Site B, in that precinct of RR, often walk through where the man was lying dead, to either catch a taxi or a bus.”
Police spokesperson FC van Wyk told online publication GroundUp that the death was not as a result of the protest.
“Although the incident occurred during the protest, there is no indication that the murder relates to the protest. The motive is unknown, but the SAPS can confirm that no SAPS member discharged a firearm in the direction where the body was found.”