Police are investigating the murder of ANC Member of Parliament Sibusiso Radebe, who was shot dead in Roodepoort, Gauteng, on Wednesday.
Preliminary reports have revealed that the deceased was with another person in a vehicle parked in Carbon Street, Lindhaven. Two suspects allegedly approached the vehicle and opened fire, fatally wounding Radebe, while his companion managed to escape uninjured.
Suspects then reportedly made off in a Ford Fiesta with an unknown registration.
The motive for the killing is still unknown at this stage and investigations are underway.
Police Minister Bheki Cele said the investigation has been intensified to ensure that the culprits are brought to book.
These brutal and senseless killings are disturbing and of serious concern to the police leadership, hence all our strategies and operational plans are aimed at decisively dealing with the scourge of contact crimes, said Cele.
Police are appealing to all members of the public to assist with information to help identify suspects by reporting to their nearest police station or calling Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
Source: South African Government News Agency