Ex-mayor shot on way home

THE former mayor of Alexandria in Port Alfred was shot dead outside his home, Eastern Cape police said yesterday.

THE former mayor of Alexandria in Port Alfred was shot dead outside his home, Eastern Cape police said yesterday.

Captain Mali Govender said Thembile Bethe was shot several times in the upper body outside his farm, Detuiner, on Saturday around 9.30pm.

"A witness who was in the company of the victim allege that as they were driving to the home of the victim a white bakkie followed them.

"When they stopped outside the home a shot was fired at them, missing them. The victim, who was the driver, told the witness to lie down.

"At that stage the victim got out and several more shots were fired at him."

Govender said the suspects then fled the shooting scene.

"The former mayor died at the scene. Several spent cartridges were found there."

No arrests had been made. - Sapa

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