THIRD SUSPECT IN LAWYER MURDER CASE TO APPEAR IN CAPE TOWN COURT
A THIRD suspect is expected to appearin the Cape Town Magistrate’sCourt today in connection with theapparent hit on lawyer Pete Mihalik, ithas emerged.
The man (35) handed himself overto police yesterday, Western Cape policespokesperson Lieutenant-ColonelAndre Traut confirmed.
He will join two men who were arrestedafter Mihalik was shot dead ashe and his children drove up to theReddam House Atlantic Seaboardschool in Green Point in his MercedesBenzlast Tuesday morning.
His daughter was not injured, buthis young son sustained a gunshotwound to the jaw.
Sizwe Sinzokohle Biyela (26) andNkosinathi Khumalo (31) have beencharged with the “premeditated” murder.They have also been charged withattempted murder, possession of anunlicensed firearm and possession ofammunition.
There is still speculation over themotive for the killing.
On Sunday, a source close to Mihaliktold News24 that those who hadconspired to kill him had “left toomany loose ends”.
“They thought they [would] getaway with it again, but this time theyleft too many loose ends.
“This thing is just insanely dangerous,as these people don’t care whothey hurt in the process to get whatthey want. That is why none of us are saying anything publicly,” the wellplacedsource, who has knowledge ofCape Town’s underworld, said on Sunday.
The source confirmed a Sunday Times report that a R1 million hit wasput out on Mihalik from jail.
“It is all true.”
The newspaper reported that twocrime figures arranged with a Gugulethutavern owner, who was servingtime in jail for armed robbery, to havethe lawyer killed.
The tavern owner then allegedlycontacted a Khayelitsha taxi boss whohired the hitmen.
It’s believed that over the past twoyears, Mihalik had found himself in themiddle of an apparent fight betweentwo underworld factions in CapeTown.
On the one side is Sea Point businessmanMark Lifman and securityboss Andre Naude, along with allegedSexy Boys leader Jerome “Donkie”Booysen.
On the other is Modack, veteranbouncer Jacques Cronjé and anotherBooysen brother, Colin.
Mihalik represented Modack and hisassociates.
Netwerk24 reported on Monday thatpolice were still looking for the taxiboss after he apparently fled to Johannesburg.
Biyela and Khumalo will appear incourt again today.