President Margvelashvili conveys condolences to the family of ex­-TV executive

Giorgi Margvelashvili said this case had to be investigated 'immediately and necessarily'. Photo: AFP, 16 Jul 2014 - 11:35, Tbilisi,Georgia

President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili has expressed his condolences over the death of the former owner of Rustavi 2 television and mayoral candidate of Rustavi city, Erosi Kitsmarishvili.

"I do not have any additional information. I would like to express my condolences towards the family of Mr. Kitsmarishvili over his tragic death," President Margvelashvili said.

He said this case had to be investigated "immediately and urgently".

"Of course this horrible murder has to be answered," Margvelashvili said.

Kitsmarishvili was found dead in his car in Tbilisi yesterday. Officials said a firearm was found nearby, which was registered to Kitsmarishvili.