The controversial manager of the Sedibeng Municipality, south of Johannesburg, Stanley Khanyile has been shot dead in Alberton in what is believed to be a hit. He was shot six times while sitting in his car in the parking lot of a shopping centre in Alberton, east of Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon.
Police say the gunman jumped into a gold-coloured Toyota Cressida after the shooting and sped off.
Khanyile, who was the former head of the Department of Social Development in the Eastern Cape, was due to appear in court on the 16th of this month on charges of money laundering, fraud and theft relating to a multi-million rand project in the Eastern Cape.
Police Spokesperson, Mathapelo Peters has appealed to the public to help the police with information on the shooting.
“The motive for the shooting is unclear at this stage. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or an information that could lead to the apprehension of the suspect or suspects is urged to contact the nearest police station or to contact the saps crime stop number 08600 10111. All the information will be treated confidentially.”