A senior political office-bearer in the Democratic Alliance (DA) is one of the three suspects that were taken into custody on Monday, May 31, in connection with the 2019 murder of former Stellenbosch deputy mayor Cameron Mcako.
Mcako, a well-known tavern owner, succumbed to his injuries two days after he was shot outside his Kayamandi business on November 1.
#sapsWC Stellenbosch detectives arrested three suspects aged between 46 and 56 last night for the murder of Cameron Mcako (56) who was shot and wounded at his Kayamandi tavern on 1 November 2019 and succumbed to death two days later in hospital. MLhttps://t.co/N38UhN5CbP pic.twitter.com/O41y5fCOxw
— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) June 2, 2021
Several people were also killed in Kayamandi in the same year when land grabs by fringe political figures made headlines. Land grab leader Midas Wanana was murdered in September in what was believed to have been a power struggle for the control of Kayamandi, Times Live reported.
The trio, who were between the ages of 46 and 56, were supposed to make their first court appearance in Stellenbosch on Wednesday, June 2 on charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
The Municipality has been made aware that an office bearer was taken into custody. The individual has not yet appeared in court to enter a plea. The charges remain unknown. The Municipality will only be in a position to release an official statement once this has happened. https://t.co/VNVNdntjD9
— Stellenbosch Municipality 😷 (@StellMun) June 2, 2021
However, in response to a tweet by Good party’s Secretary-General, Brett Herron, the Stellenbosch municipal said that the suspect was yet to appear.
A News24 report quoted Western Cape police spokesperson Col Andrè Traut as saying that they were set to appear on Thursday, June 3.
Picture: Twitter/Earl September