Cameron Mcako former Stellenbosch deputy mayor killed by unknown gunman

An unknown man entered the premises and fired shots at Cameron Mcako before fleeing the scene on foot.
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Former Stellenbosch deputy mayor Cameron Mcako has been shot dead in  his tavern. This makes him the second land  activist to be killed in the area this year.

Police spokesperson Siyabulela Malo said they were investigating murder after the shooting in Mengo Street, Khayamnandi, at about 10.30pm on Friday.

According to reports police attended to the complaint and found a 56 year old man had been shot. It has been reported that an unknown man entered the premises and fired shots at the victim before fleeing the scene on foot.

Malo said Mcako was taken to a nearby healthcare facility for medical attention where he later died from his wounds.

His family could not be reached.

Mcako’s murder comes almost three months since the killing of another community leader and land activist, Midasi Wanana who was shot dead in front of his home in what his family alleged was a hit.

Wanana was part of the community leadership that headed the illegal occupation of land on the Louiesenhof Wine Estate in Stellenbosch that has since been rebranded Azania.

Police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said that the investigation into Wanana’s murder was still under way, with no new developments.

Some residents had informed the municipality that they were dissatisfied with what they described as Mcako’s interference in matters relating to Khayamnandi.

Mcako had also last year served as area manager for the township.

Stellenbosch Municipality spokesperson Stuart Grobbelaar said:

“The municipality mourns the tragic passing of Mr Cameron Mcako over the weekend. We pass our sincere condolences to his family and friends and ask that their privacy be respected.”

Anyone with information can anonymously contact Crime Stop on 0860010111 or SMS Crime Line on 32211.

More: Cape Times

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