Rustenburg ward councilor is recovering in hospital after he was shot at his home last night. According to the statement from the Rustenburg Local Municipality, Councillor Zenzele
Xhinela of Ward 41 was shot by unknown persons at his house.

“The exact details around the incident which has landed him in hospital are still a subject of investigation by the South African Police Services,” read the statement. Reacting to the incident the Executive Mayor Mpho Khunou said what has happened to Councillor Xhinela was disturbing.

“We condemn this callous act, which almost claimed the life of one our most dedicated councillor. We wish Councillor Zenzele a speedy recovery and have faith that the law enforcement agencies will bring the perpetrators to book,” said Khunou. The municipality calls for calm and encourages the community to give the SAPS space to get to the bottom of this matter.