Knysna - Western Cape police are investigating a case of murder after an ANC Knysna ward councillor was gunned down just a few metres from his home in Concordia late on Monday night.
Victor Molosi, 50, was the councillor for ward 8 which comprises of Concordia and Joodse Kamp in Knysna.
Molosi, popularly known as 'Freeze', was also ANC Chief Whip in the Knysna Municipality, ANC Southern Cape Deputy Secretary and he headed up Mobilisation & Training in the region.
Police spokesman Malcom Pojie said that preliminary investigation indicated that Molosi was on his way home from a School Governing Body meeting at Concordia High School at about 10pm when a gunman approached him.
Pojie said a suspect fired several shots at Molosi with an unidentified firearm.
He said the councillor sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.
Police said a full-scale investigation was underway while forensic experts, accompanied by members of the K-9 Unit, were gathering evidence on scene since late on Monday night.
No arrests have been made and the motive for the shooting at this stage is unknown.
Police said an autopsy would be conducted during the week to determine the possible cause of death.
Police are appealing to anyone who can assist with information which may lead to an arrest to contact Warrant Officer Reginus Quine, at 044 302 6652, 082 791 7676 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111.
African News Agency/ANA