Police on Monday announced the establishment to investigate the killing of the municipal manager of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands town of Richmond.
Edward Sibusiso Sithole was gunned down in Victoria Street shortly before 9am by two unknown gunmen, who fled in their getaway car.
Police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said: “A task team has been formed by the KwaZulu-Natal acting provincial commissioner, Major-General Bheki Langa, to investigate the murder of the Richmond municipal manager.”
According to Zwane, the municipal manager was 39 years old.
In a statement released on Monday afternoon, Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs spokesman Lennox Mabaso said: “According to reports Sithole was brutally murdered after he was called to an incident at a nearby testing station. While the details are still sketchy, it is alleged that he was pulled off the road by killers who posed as policeman.”