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Former ANC branch chairman and Cape activist shot dead in his home

...the motive for the murder has not yet been established and no witnesses or suspects have been identified .

Western Cape Police on Wednesday registered a murder case after community activist and former ANC branch chairman Peter Mgutyana was found shot dead inside his home in Phumlani Village near Grassy Park on Wednesday night.

Police requested anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

So far, the motive for the murder has not yet been established and no witnesses or suspects have been identified .

The ANC described Mgutyana as “one of our most admired, dedicated, committed and respected leaders”.

ANC Western Cape secretary Faiez Jacobs said in a statement:

“The news of Comrade Mgutyana’s death came as a big shock. He was a tireless activist, who did not fear confronting gangsters or the City of Cape Town in the interest of his community,”

“We appeal for calm in Vrygrond and call on the police to prioritise the investigation into his murder. We want to extend our condolences to his family and his community.”

More: IOL

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