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ANC Nyanga ward councillor & son (13) recovering in hospital after being shot

Nokuthula Bolitye and the 13-year-old were attacked at their home in the Nyanga area last Thursday evening.

FILE: The motive behind the attack is still unclear. Picture: SAPS.

CAPE TOWN - An African National Congress (ANC) ward councillor and her son are recovering in hospital on Monday after they were shot.

Nokuthula Bolitye and the 13-year-old were attacked at their home in the Nyanga area on Thursday.

The motive behind the attack is still unclear.

The Nyanga community policing forum's Martin Makasi said: “Unfortunately, at this stage, we don’t know what really led to the attack and we are not even sure who is behind the attack.”

They were both recovering in hospital.

Police said that an unknown suspect fired at a group of people sitting outside Bolitye’s house. Only Bolitye and her son were struck.

It was not known what led to the shooting.

The ANC’s Dullah Omar region’s spokesperson Nobukhosi Dlamini said the councillor’s family was traumatised.

"She is still recovering. The family is shocked by the incident and at this stage, they’re asking for privacy," Dlamini said.

They have appealed for information to help track down the assailant.