A case of murder and attempted murder has been opened at Mbizana Police Station in after an Eastern Cape Magistrate was shot and killed in the area on Saturday night. Eastern Cape Police Spokesperson Brigadier Thembinkosi Kinana have confirmed to The Informer that the 38 year old who is the magistrate at Maxesibeni (Mount Ayliff) was shot while travelling with his husband and children in one of the villages in Mbizana.

It is alleged that deceased  her husband and two children and her mother were coming from Hibadeen and they went to drop her mother at home. When they were going to their home to Nomlacu location after dropping her mother, just next to Faith mission church in Mount Zion, a white Ford ranger double cab tried to over take them and when this Ford ranger was opposite them an African male who was sitting in the back passenger seat open fire on them using an automatic rifle.

The husband was shot on the ankle, a waist (hipbone) on the back and on both of his hands, the boy sustained bullet wound on his stomach.

Deceased who is a magistrate in Mount Ayliff magistrate court got shot on her head on the right side,  and she had a gun shot wound on her chest on the left side.

The 10 year old child who was sleeping in the vehicle sustained no injuries.

The husband who was a driver, drove away without stopping the vehicle straight to St Patrick Hospital and he was treated there and his son. The magistrate did not make it, she passed on inside the vehicle.

Police are saying that before the magistrate car was attacked these unknown people began by shooting at the car of the Uncedo Service Taxi Association Mt Ayliff chairperson who was driving in the same route but he escaped without injuries.

The cold-blooded killing of Mt Ayliff  Magistrate  has prompted the Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Thandiswa Kupiso to immediately set up a task team of investigators to track and trace the culprits, whilst ordering the activation of the 72 hour mobilisation plan for a speedy arrest of the suspects involved in the killing incident.

Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects, is kindly requested to please make contact the nearest police station or call the crime stop number – 086 00 10111. All the information provided will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.






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