Kgongwana was attending a government function at the time of the robbery.
According to the police, nine heavily armed robbers entered the hotel without being noticed by hotel security. Police say Kgongwana was shot at the main entrance, while leaving the hotel. He died instantly.
After the shooting, the gang of robbers then proceeded to the casino area and stole an undisclosed amount of money.
When the police arrived, the robbers had already fled the scene. Police investigations are underway. The hotel has recently experienced a series of attacks from robbers who pretend to be visitors. The hotel management declined to comment. SABC News