Prominent advocate Pete Mihalik shot dead outside CT school

CAPE TOWN – Prominent defence advocate Pete Mihalik has been shot dead outside a school in Cape Town, which has now been placed on lockdown.

The incident happened outside the Reddam House School on Tuesday morning as Mihalik was dropping off his son.

It's understood the boy was wounded in the incident.

Police have confirmed Mihalik was shot but are yet to release any more details.

Police's Noloyiso Rwexana says: “Detectives of the Armed Gang Unit and SAPS Crime Scene experts are combing the scene for clues following a shooting incident that occurred outside in Green Point this morning. The suspect was seen by the witnesses fleeing the scene in a metallic grey VW Polo.”

Mihalik was a well-known figure at the Cape Town bar, an advocate who specialised in defending clients with alleged links to the criminal underworld as well as high-profile gangsters.

His client list read like a who's who of alleged gangsters including 28's gang boss Ralph Stanfield, Irshaad Laher - the alleged leader of a gun peddling ring - and Colin Booysen, brother of alleged Sexy Boys Gang Boss Jerome 'Donkie' Booysen.

Police have confirmed the gang unit is investigating the brazen, broad daylight drive-by shooting that claimed Mihalik's life.

Mihalik was also involved in a high-profile murder case earlier this year defending alleged wife killer Jason Rohde but he withdrew from that case when Rohde was unable to pay his legal bills.

The advocate's associate Noorudien Hassan was also gunned down at his home in Landsdown in 2016.

Mihalik's wife committed suicide that same year.


This article first appeared on EWN : Prominent advocate Pete Mihalik shot dead outside CT school


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[UPDATE] Death toll in Macassar Denel plant explosion rises to 8

[UPDATE] Death toll in Macassar Denel plant explosion rises to 8

All missing workers have been accounted for. The cause of the blaze is undetermined.

Popular articles
Holomisa shares his desire to be the country's deputy president

Holomisa shares his desire to be the country's deputy president

If the up coming elections resulted in the formation of a coalition government‚ Holomisa wants to be the deputy president.

DStv subscription price hikes for 2019

DStv subscription price hikes for 2019

MultiChoice will increase the prices of certain DStv packages from 1 April.

'I got retrenched and it took a toll on my relationship' - on money and intimacy

'I got retrenched and it took a toll on my relationship' - on money and intimacy

Money is one of the top causes of relationship fights and divorce. Dr Eve and callers discuss how it can affect sexual intimacy.

Icasa's Rubben Mohlaloga to appeal 20 year sentence for fraud, money-laundering

Icasa's Rubben Mohlaloga to appeal 20 year sentence for fraud, money-laundering

He was sentenced alongside former acting head of the Land Bank Philemon Mohlahlane and attorney Dinga Rammy Nkwashu.

South Africa just became the world’s hottest destination for oil exploration

South Africa just became the world’s hottest destination for oil exploration

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Stephen Larkin, CEO at Africa New Energies.