A suspect is on the run after shooting and killing a father who was trying to stop him from beating up a woman.
Patrick Mgoqi, 47, who was an electrician and mechanical supervisor at the SABC, was gunned down in front of his wife near their Lingelethu West home in Khayelitsha.
His colleague tells the Daily Voice that the father of three was acting within his character when he was brutally murdered.
She says on Sunday night at about 8.40pm, a fight broke out between the known suspect and a woman and Patrick defended her.
“He was sitting across the street from his house when the incident happened.
“It was just like him to defend a woman in trouble.
“He was a gentle soul, a nice man who would have definitely stood up for such violent behaviour,” she adds.
Police spokesperson Joseph Swartbooi confirmed the incident and says no arrests have been made yet.
“Upon arrival at the local hospital, (officers) were informed that a 47-year-old man who sustained gunshot wounds was brought to the medical facility by family members.
“The victim was declared deceased on arrival by the medical personnel.
“The suspect fled the scene in an undisclosed direction.
“The motive for the attack is unknown. Lingelethu West police are investigating a case of murder.”
Co-workers are now planning to hold a memorial service on Thursday in Sea Point, says the colleague.
She adds that the victim had kidney failure and was on dialysis.
“Instead of going straight home, Patrick would come straight back to work and be energetic after dialysis.
“He was loved at the office, he was a friendly man, very easy to get along with, and a professional.”