UPDATES FURTHER DOWN…
Whilst details remain sketchy, there has been a shooting at Reddam House in Green Point.
According to updates on Twitter, several sources say the victim is a top lawyer who was dropping off his son.
Here’s journalist Mandy Wiener:
She followed that up with this tweet:
One response to Mandy’s tweet below:
News24 have this info:
A parent has allegedly been shot dead by unknown men outside Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard school in Green Point, Cape Town on Tuesday morning, police have confirmed.
“It happened outside the school, on the road. We are on the scene. We will release a statement shortly on the incident,” Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana told News24.
Reports indicated that the man was shot dead while dropping his child off at school. The son was wounded in the incident.
Wiener’s take on the matter below:
“Over the past two years, a ‘turf war’ has been playing out in Cape Town between a more established grouping linked to Sea Point businessman Mark Lifman and a new faction headed by Nafiz Modack. The Booysen brothers, Colin and Jerome ‘Donkie’ Booysen, have been divided, with Colin siding with Modack and Donkie with Lifman. The result has been numerous tit-for-tat shootings and attempted and successful assassinations. It’s believed Mihalik found himself deeply involved in this standoff and attempted to intervene to resolve the dispute.”
Times LIVE with this:
Attorney Pete Mihalik [below] was killed in what witnesses described as an execution outside Reddam House in Sea Point‚ his partner Bruce Hendricks told Times LIVE.
It is understood that Mihalik’s nine-year-old was injured in the shooting.
Sources said Mihalik had bodyguards but “the shooter went up to the car window and just killed him”. Police were at the school and pupils were being escorted out…
Mihalik’s clients include some of Cape Town’s leading gangsters.
They have since updated their story with more info:
Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said: “Detectives of the anti-gang unit and police crime scene experts are combing the scene for clues following a shooting incident that occurred on the corner of Cavalcade and Thornhill roads in Green Point this morning at around 7.35am.
“According to reports‚ a 50-year-old man was shot in his head and fatally wounded in his vehicle by an unidentified suspect who is yet to be arrested.
“The suspect was seen fleeing the scene in a metallic grey VW Polo. The victim’s eight-year-old son sustained an injury during the incident and was admitted to hospital.
They also report that Mihalik’s wife committed suicide. He has a daughter, in addition to the son injured in the shooting.
“The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated and anyone with information is kindly requested to contact Crime Stop on 0860-010-111.”
Mihalik’s clients include some of Cape Town’s leading gangsters. Noorudien Hassan‚ with whom Mihalik worked on a number of gang-related matters‚ was gunned down outside his Lansdowne home in November 2016. Mihalk referred to him as “my little brother”.
Caryn Dolley, who reports on Cape Town’s underworld violence often for News24, tweeted this:
Cape Town Etc spoke with a parent at the scene:
A concerned parent has said that police presence is heavy at the scene of the crime, and that the area has been cordoned off. “I was trying to drop off my son, and police has already corndened off the area by the time I got there. It looked like the incident had happened about 10-15 minutes before we got here,” the parent said. “The school has advised that people will stay indoors for the rest of the day until investigators have finished their work. They have advised residents to stay away from the area.”
“The situation is very scary, as I just wanted to drop off my son. I worry for the safety of the kids sometimes, but it looks like the school has a plan in place. They are prepared for this, so they’re just doing their jobs now,” the parent added.
The parent noted that the area is now “eerily quiet”. “We just spoke to the investigating officer, and the victim is an advocate. The situation is tense outside of the crime scene.”
An update to this story can be found here.
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