BREAKING: HEAD OF SABC LEGAL SHOT DEAD

Photo_Web_SABC_010716: Journalists are expected to picket outside the SABC’s Auckland Park offices on Friday morning.


JOHANNESBURG – The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) head of legal services Sizwe Vilakazi has been shot dead, the SABC said on Sunday.

“It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Sizwe Vilakazi, the SABC’s head of legal services.

“Vilakazi was shot dead last night [Saturday],” SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago said.

Kganyago said Vilakazi would be remembered for his immense contribution at the SABC.

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“He was dedicated to his work and entrusted with a huge responsibility of heading the SABC’s legal division,” Kganyago said.

Vilakazi had served the SABC in various capacities. He was hired as a senior legal advisor in 2008 and was appointed head of legal services in 2016.

“His meaningful contribution to the SABC will remain and continue to inspire all who knew him in his personal and professional space,” Kganyago said.

Kganyago did not provide details of the shooting.

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PHOTO:© Gallo / Tyrone Arthur Journalists are expected to picket outside the SABC’s Auckland Park offices on Friday morning.

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