The Western Cape ANC on Thursday condemned the shooting in Cape Town of its former councillor Andile Lili.
“We are confident that the South African Police Service will do everything in their power to bring the perpetrators of this act to justice,” provincial secretary Songezo Mjongile said in a statement.
“We urge all community members to help the police with their investigations and bring any information that might expedite the solving of this crime. We wish him a very speedy recovery.”
According to police, the Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement leader was shot while sitting in his car outside his home in Themba Mazibuko Road at 10.10pm on Wednesday.
“This office can confirm that the circumstances surrounding an attempted murder of a 39-year-old male are being investigated,” Captain Frederick van Wyk said.
He said the motive was unknown, and no one had yet been arrested. No further details were provided.
Lili was taken to hospital. Police could not provide an update on his condition on Thursday.
According to the SABC, Lili was in a critical but stable condition after being shot several times.
In July, the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court acquitted Lili and six others of charges of transporting faeces and plotting to dump it at the Western Cape legislature.
The seven were charged with contravening a municipal by-law dictating the proper removal of human waste. The alternative charges related to conspiring or inciting under the Riotous Assemblies Act. SAPA