A prominent Cape Town advocate was killed in a shooting at a petrol station on the evening of Sunday, December 1.

According to the 1Second CPT-Daily Safety and Security Alerts Facebook page, the shooting occurred at the Clock Tower BP petrol station in Mitchells Plain. It is alleged that two others were injured, while Vernon Jantjies (56) was the only victim who died.

“Western Cape SAPS detectives are following up several leads following an incident where a 54-year-old male was shot dead in Lentegeur last night,” Brigadier Novela Potelwa, SAPS spokesperson said in a statement. “It is alleged that at 9.40pm last night the deceased had just stepped out of a shop at a garage in Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain when several shots were fired at him. He died on the scene. The deceased had previously worked for the Department of Justice in the Khayelitsha area.”

Many have been sending their condolences to Jantjies’ family.

Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is kindly requested to contact Crime Stop at 08600 10111.

Picture: Vernon Jantijes/Facebook

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.