Top CPT Advocate Gunned Down

File: The late Pete Mihalik outside the Western Cape High Court. Picture: Cindy Waxa/African News Agency (ANA)

CAPE TOWN: Pete Mihalik, one of the Western Cape’s top advocates, has been shot dead while dropping his son off at Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard on Tuesday morning.

Anti-Gang unit detectives and SAPS crime scene experts are combing the scene of the shooting on the corner of Cavalcade and Thornhill in Green Point.
The 50-year-old advocate, whose clients include murder accused Jason Rhode and a number of prominent underworld figures, was shot in his head and fatally wounded in his vehicle by an unidentified suspect just after 7.30 am.
According to police, the suspect was seen fleeing the scene in a metallic grey VW Polo.
Mihalik ’s eight-year-old son was also injured during the incident and has been admitted to hospital.
Police have appealed for anyone with information to please contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.