A woman was shot and killed allegedly over her involvement in a housing project in Crossroads.
The 54-year-old mother of one daughter was gunned down by an unknown suspect as she entered her yard in Boystown on Sunday night.
Zukiswa Jonga’s neighbour says this is the third female housing activists to be killed within a month.
“There are new houses that have been built and that are being built, clearly there is an issue with people in the project if three have died.”
The Boystown resident says after Zukiswa got her house she stopped being an activist.
He says she used to be one of the people who collected the names of housing beneficiaries: “I don’t understand why they killed her when she was not involved but I can’t think of anything else that would have gotten her killed.”
He says Sunday’s incident is the second attempt on Zukiswa’s life.
“Two weeks ago two men went into her home while she was not there; they shot the dog and searched every room and said to each other, she is not at home, and then left.
“She was left shaken after that and left the house for three days but she came back. On the night of her murder she was walking from a neighbour’s house and someone came from a dark corner and started shooting her.
“She was shot four times twice under each eye and two on the forehead,” the resident added.
SAPS’ Colonel André Traut says Zukiswa’s death is being probed: “She was shot and killed in Sifuba Street, in Old Crossroads at around 8.40pm on Sunday by an unknown suspect who is yet to be arrested.”