The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Gauteng has managed to make a breakthrough in the tragic shooting of an elderly man outside a retirement village in Linden, north of Johannesburg.
The 70-something-year-old man was returning to the Darrenwood Village on 20 January 2022 when armed men accosted him. Video first shared by Ian Cameron, an anti-crime activist and spokesperson for Action Society, shows the men pouncing on him as he is about to drive into the retirement village’s yard. The security who had been approaching the gate notices the encounter and flees. The man appears to resist the hijackers’ advances and is eventually shot and dragged out of his car.
The criminals then drive off with his black Ford Fiesta.
MORE ARRESTS EXPECTED IN MURDER OUTSIDE RETIREMENT VILLAGE
According to anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee, one suspect was arrested in the south of Johannesburg and two vehicles were seized. It isn’t clear if one of them belonged to the victim.
More arrests are expected in the case.
Swisherpost has cited a source as saying:
“The resident saw them and asked the guard to quickly open the gate which he did but the villains quickly jumped out their car and ran next to the resident’s car with a gun. They told him to open the window but he was busy driving in so they just shot him three times which resulted in the car crashing into a pot plant. They threw him out the car and went off with it. Unfortunately the resident died on the scene”
In reacting to the clip, one social media user claimed the man had just sold his car and was preparing to move to the United Kingdom (UK) to be with his children.