Johannes Baatjie was a councillor of Ward 2 in Danielskuil in the Northern Cape‚ 62km from Postmasburg.
He was a pastor. Baatjie and another DA councillor‚ as well as two Kgatelopele Community Forum councillors‚ were to form a coalition and take control of the Kgatelopele municipality from the African National Congress. He was to have been officially sworn in on Thursday past.
Baatjie was found lying on his face on the main road between Danielskuil and Postmasburg on Wednesday evening. He had been shot twice in the head and once in the upper body‚ and dragged a distance before being dumped.
Sadly Baatjie passed away 17 August 2016, as a result of the shooting, he leaves behind his wife Dora and three sons.