Cape Town – The former lawyer for Linda Ntulo, the man accused of killing young Khayelitsha mother Aviwe Jam Jam and dumping her body in Athlone, has been shot dead at a business premises in Eiland informal settlement, Makhaza, Khayelitsha.
David Mbazwana was apparently shot several times by unknown assailants in full view of his sister outside the business that reportedly belonged to him on Sunday night.
According to Western Cape police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk, the 38-year-old died on the way to the hospital. No arrests have been made.
Mbazwana is well-known in the legal fraternity and has represented at least two clients believed to have links to the underworld.
He also represented Johannes Christiaan de Jager, who was convicted of killing 16-year-old Charmaine Mare and dismembering her corpse.
De Jager was also convicted of raping and strangling 18-year-old Cape Town prostitute Hiltina Alexander.
Ntulo is currently on trial of the murder of Jam Jam, who he’s accused of beating to death and enlisting the help of a friend to dispose of her body.
Ntulo and Jam Jam were in a relationship and had a two-year-old son together.
They lived in Summerville Estate, in Kuilsriver, where Jam Jam was last seen alive. Her body was found in Vygieskraal by police on July 29, 2017.
Mbazwana initially defended Ntulo, Jam Jam’s ex-boyfriend, until his contract was terminated in October 2017 and Asghar Mia from prominent Cape Town attorney William Booth’s firm was appointed to replace him.
Police are investigating a case of murder and Van Wyk has appealed to anyone with information on the shooting to contact Harare SAPS at 021 363 9000 or Crime stop at 08600 10111.