Suspect questioned in advocate’s murder

Pete Mihalik. Picture. Noor Slamdien

Hours after a shooting outside Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard, police confirmed that they had “taken a suspect in for questioning” in connection with the fatal shooting of well-known Advocate Pete Mihalik.

Advocate Mihalik, was killed and his 8-year-old son injured, in the incident which took place outside the school on Tuesday morning, October 30.

Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard confirmed the shooting, but declined to comment further.

Police spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, said detectives with the Anti-Gang Unit and South African Police Service crime scene experts were combing the scene for clues following the incident that occurred on the corner of Cavalcade and Thornhill in Green Point at 7.35 am.

“According to reports, a 50-year-old man was shot in his head and fatally wounded in his vehicle by an unidentified suspect who is yet to be arrested,” police said.

“The suspect was seen fleeing the scene in a metallic grey VW Polo. The victim’s 8-year-old son sustained an injury during the incident and was admitted to hospital.”

The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated and anyone with information is requested to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.