Councillor gunned down

Municipal councillor Moss Phakoe was shot dead outside his home in Rustenburg, North West, on Saturday night by unknown assailants.

Municipal councillor Moss Phakoe was shot dead outside his home in Rustenburg, North West, on Saturday night by unknown assailants.

The province's department of developmental local government and housing MEC Howard Yawa yesterday said Phakoe was shot outside his house at about 9pm.

Yawa condemned the murder as a "cowardly and heinous act that has robbed communities of a forthright, assertive and hardworking public representative".

He cautioned against speculation and urged the community to come forward with information that might assist the police and lead to the arrest of those responsible.

A former Numsa organiser in Brits, Phakoe was a councillor and member of the mayoral committee in Bojanala Platinum District municipality and Rustenburg local municipality, respectively. - Sapa

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