Prominent attorney Jake Maseka gunned down near Pretoria

The former politician was gunned down at his offices in Ga-Rankuwa yesterday.

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JOHANNESBURG - Pretoria police are investigating the murder of a prominent attorney and former politician, in what is believed to have been a hit.

Jake Maseka was gunned down at his offices in Ga-Rankuwa yesterday.

The 74-year-old was the former chairperson of the Bophuthatswana law society, and was also a Member of Parliament for the United Democratic Movement.

The police's Matthews Nkoadi says a motive for the murder has not yet been established, and he's declined to comment on speculation that it was a hit.

Nkoadi says Maseka was approached by the gunmen at his office yesterday morning.

"According to witnesses, two guys entered the premises and shot him twice and fled with his Mercedes Benz, which was recovered later."

He says no suspects have been arrested.