Johannesburg - Political parties on Wednesday expressed sadness and shock at the death of ANC MP Sibusiso Radebe.
Radebe, who was serving on the portfolio committee on transport at the time of his death, was killed on Tuesday evening during an alleged attempted hijacking in Roodepoort.
According to police, Radebe was shot while sitting in a parked car with another passenger. The passenger managed to escape uninjured.
Radebe was from Elukwatini in Mpumalanga.
Official opposition, the DA, in a statement extended its "deepest condolences" to the ANC and Radebe's family following news of his death.
"Radebe will be lovingly remembered by his family, friends and the ANC as a servant of the people who worked hard to improve the lives of South Africans.
"The DA extends its deepest condolences to the ANC caucus as well as his friends, family and community.
Adding to this was African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) MP and chief whip Cheryllyn Dudley, who also extended her condolences to the slain MP's family.
“Honourable Radebe was a colleague and we are saddened by this tragic news. We in the ACDP send our heartfelt condolences to Sibusiso’s family and ANC colleagues”.
“We call on authorities to act swiftly to apprehend suspects and investigate the killing - this does not bode well as we head toward the 2019 elections which will be fraught with political tensions”, Dudley said.