Police have launched an investigation into the killing of SA Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) Gauteng secretary general Chris Nkosi after he was shot dead in his car.
Spokesman Lt-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said it was not clear how many people attacked Nkosi along the N17 on Monday while on his way home from work.
Nkosi was alone in the car.
Satawu spokesman Vincent Masoga said the union had believed Nkosi’s life was under threat and had hired bodyguards for him. Nkosi decided to leave them behind on Monday and drove home alone.
There were four bullet holes on Nkosi’s side of the car.
It is believed his attackers were driving a BMW.
Meanwhile, the union’s president, June Dube’s house was petrol-bombed after midnight on Tuesday, said Masoga.
“He and his family were sleeping when a petrol bomb was thrown into the house. The lounge was damaged, there were no injuries,” Masoga said.
A case of malicious damage to property was opened on Tuesday.