Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Nqaba Bhanga is recovering in hospital.
He sustained injuries in a car accident on Saturday evening.
Police spokesperson Capt Sandra Janse van Rensburg said police are investigating the case of homicide.
The accident involved two people who were fatally injured in the collision.
She said the accident happend at about 11:30pm at the intersections of St Leonards Drive and Uitenhage Road.
It involved two vehicles, a grey Audi and a navy blue Mercedes Benz.
However, this is a developing story.