A twenty nine year-old man is expected to appear in the Postmasburg Magistrate’s Court these days.

Hawks spokesperson brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the suspect will be facing charges of murder and attemptedmurder over the killing of Democratic Alliance councillor Johannes Baatjies.

Baatjies was shot in his car and his body dumped in a grassland last week. He and a business associate were shot atan apparent business meeting organized at the time of his death, police said.

Baatjies had just won the elections for Danielskuil’s ward two within the Mgcawu District Municipality within theNorthern Cape. The incident took place shortly after coalition talks were ended.

The associate who was travelling with Baatjies is still in a critical condition.