An EFF member was gunned down in broad daylight in front of his home in Lower Crossroads on Saturday in an apparent assassination.
It is alleged that Mfundo Hermanus, 45, was inside his home in Bhobhoyi Street when four men broke the window of his car parked outside.
His neighbour called him to inspect the damage, and when he went outside a group of men appeared and fired over 20 shots at him.
“It was an assassination, there is no other way to describe it,” says his younger brother Mvuseleli Hermanus.
“According to neighbours, the men broke the window of his car with a brick so that he could come out. As soon as he came out they fired shots, killing him instantly.
“A neighbour was also injured during the shooting and cops found 24 bullet shells.”
Mfundo was part of the organisers of the protests against racism in Brackenfell last year and also served at the EFF’s labour desk where he tackled labour-related issues.
His murder follows that of two other EFF members, Kuliswa Nonda and Xolani Jack, who were both gunned down in their bedrooms in Khayelitsha in 2019.
Mvuseleli says his brother had a “strong character”.
“I always feared for him as he was outspoken and stood up for what he believed in.”
EFF Cape Metro region chairperson Unathi Ntame says: “It is shocking that we lost yet another fighter through senseless killing.
“The EFF Cape Metro Region sends its heartfelt condolences on the untimely passing of Fighter Mfundo Hermanus.”
Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk says Philippi East SAPS is investigating cases of murder and attempted murder.
He confirms that a 51-year-old man was injured in the incident.
“The circumstances surrounding this incident are being investigated by the police with no arrests yet.”