Suspect killed as WC MEC robbed in Nyanga

The incident took place outside the Assembly of God Church along Zwelitsha Drive on Saturday morning.

FILE: MEC Albert Fritz. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN – The City of Cape Town has confirmed Western Cape Social Development MEC Albert Fritz has been involved in a shooting in Nyanga.

The incident took place outside the Assembly of God Church along Zwelitsha Drive on Saturday morning.

The City says Fritz had been travelling with security personnel when the shooting happened. Two suspects carrying firearms robbed the MEC of his cellphones.

Both suspects were also shot at and one died, while a bystander was also shot and wounded during the incident.

The City's JP Smith explains: “They (the suspects) drew a firearm and attempted to fire at the one protector, which caused the protectors to defend themselves and the MEC. One of the armed robbers was fatally wounded, the other one seriously wounded. It appears a bystander might also have been injured.”

Smith adds Fritz and his bodyguards are unharmed: “The MEC and his protectors are safe and unharmed. He has asked us to assist in arranging counselling, which we are busy arranging.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)