Edward Sibusiso Sithole was gunned down in Victoria Street shortly before 9am by two unknown gunmen, who the fled in their get-away 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 manger was 39-years-old.
In a statement released on Monday afternoon, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs spokesman Lennox Mabaso said: “According to reports Sithole was brutally murdered after he was called to an incident in a nearby testing station. While the details are still sketchy, it is alleged that he was pulled of the road side by killers who posed as policeman.”