Mihalik murder: Police question second suspect

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town police have not made any arrests in connection with the murder of criminal defence lawyer Pete Mihalik, but are questioning two suspects.

The 50-year-old advocate was shot dead outside his children's private school Reddam in Green Point during drop-off on Tuesday morning.

Police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said on Wednesday that the first suspect was taken in several hours after the shooting, while the second was apprehended in the afternoon. 

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She said police would release a statement if the pair were charged with the murder.

Mihalik's Mercedes had a single bullet hole through the driver's window, although neighbours at the scene reported hearing two gunshots.

His eight-year-old son was wounded in the attack and rushed to a hospital. His 16-year-old daughter who was sitting in the back seat escaped unharmed.


Crime scene investigators and forensic experts spent the day combing the scene for clues.