Knysna councillor among four arrested for murder

The murdered man was a fellow councillor

Victor Molosi, 50, who was the Ward 8 Councillor, was shot in Concordia in Knysna

FOUR more people, including a Knsyna Ward Councillor, have been arrested for the murder of ANC councillor Victor Molosi in July.

Molosi, who was the Ward 8 councillor, had been on his way home from a governing body meeting at Concordia High School when he was shot by a gunman at about 10pm.

Molosi was shot in the head and rushed to a local hospital in a private motor vehicle but died on arrival.

Mandla Tyololo, 39, who was arrested for Conspiracy to Commit Murder shortly after the murder, is scheduled to appear in the Knysna Magistrates Court on Wednesday for a bail application.

Southern Cape police spokesperson Captain Malcolm Pojie said the four people arrested were nabbed in Cape Town and Knysna on Tuesday night.

“[An] integrated task team, which comprises members from the Provincial Organised Crime Unit, Eden Cluster Detectives, Knysna Detectives and Eden Cluster Crime Intelligence, was established to investigate this case.

“Their tireless efforts paid dividends when the investigation took them to Cape Town where two suspects (both 37-years-old) were arrested (on Tuesday).

“Simultaneously, further investigation into this matter led to the arrests of another two suspects, aged 58 and 42, at their residence in Knysna.”

Pojie added that the 58-years-old was a currently serving councillor on the Knysna Municipal Council.

The names of the four latest suspects will only be released once they are formally charged in court.

Pojie said that the total number of arrests for the murder now stands at five.

All four of the recently arrested suspects will be charged for Conspiracy to Commit Murder and Murder and will appear in the Knysna Magistrates court on Thursday.

By Gareth Wilson – HeraldLIVE

 

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