Knysna - Four men, including 58-year-old Knysna councillor Velile Waxa, briefly appeared in the Knysna Magistrate’s Court on Thursday in connection with the murder of local ANC councillor Victor Molosi last month.
The 50-year-old Molosi, who was the councillor representing the African National Congress (ANC) for the coastal holiday town’s Ward 8 which includes areas Concordia and Joodsekamp, was killed by a gunman on the night of July 23.
Molosi was leaving the Concordia High School where he had attended a school governing body meeting when a gunman approached him and fired several shots at him. One of the shots hit him in the head and he died on his way to a local hospital.
Molosi was not only a local councillor, but also the ANC chief whip in Knysna as well as the party’s Southern Cape deputy secretary.
Five men have since been arrested in connection with Molosi’s murder after a specialised police task team consisting of provincial and cluster detectives was formed to investigate the matter.