Shaheed Omar, the nephew of stalwart & liberation hero, Dullah Omar has lost his life in what seemed to be a hijacking in Landsdowne, Cape Town.
Police Captain FC van Wyk confirmed that a 38-year-old man was fatally shot on the corner of Lansdowne and Jan Smuts Roads in Lansdowne on Thursday night at about 20:30.
“We are investigating a case of murder,” Van Wyk told News24.
Tweets from Yusuf Abramjee indicated that Omar was shot dead in an attempted hijacking in Lansdowne, a suburb of Cape Town.
“That’s all the information I have, but I’m updating my Twitter feed,” Abramjee told News24 when called on Friday morning.
This comes six days after the family of the late Dullah Omar had spoken out against Jacob Zuma and lent their support to the motion of no-confidence in the President.
The family said the decision by the region to march in support of President Jacob Zuma was the the straw that broke the camel’s back. click here for more
Investigation is ongoing and story will be updated in the next few hours.