EC man kills ANC councillor then turns gun on himself

An Eastern Cape ANC councillor was shot and killed in East London this morning allegedly by her fiancé before he turned a gun on himself during what is believed a jealous rage.

An Eastern Cape man killed an ANC councillor then turned the gun on himself Picture: MALIBONGWE DAYIMANI

The incident happened at Ebson Road outside King Davids Hotel in Quigney where the councillor had been staying and attending a four-day strategic planning session with other councillors.

Speaking at the scene, police spokeswoman Hazel Mqala said no case had been opened yet as the police were still working on the scene.

“At the moment we can confirm that two bodies of a male and a female have been found with bullet wounds.”

Other councillors who had attended the session were in shock when the DispatchLIVE arrived at the scene. The councillors would meet at 2pm to decide whether to cancel the remaining day of the session or continue tomorrow.

This is a developing story.

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