Police searching for clues in Jackson murder

2010-05-04 08:24

The police were searching for clues this morning after Teazers boss

Lolly Jackson was shot dead at a friend’s house in Kempton Park, east of

Johannesburg.

“We don’t know what the motive is at this stage,” said spokesperson

Col Eugene Opperman.

Ekurhuleni police spokesperson Sgt Tsholofele Madumo said Jackson

had sustained 15 gunshot wounds and that the crime took place at his friend’s

house.

Beeld

reported the house was registered in the name of Georgios Toumbis, who put the

phone down when contacted by a journalist.

The killer was believed to have called the police to inform them he

had shot Jackson and to give them the address of the house.

“Police got the call and then went to the premises and found the

house locked. Officers summoned the owner from his business to come and open the

premises,” said Opperman.

Jackson’s wife, Demi, had to be assisted by paramedics outside the

house.

“Please, no, what was he doing here?” she cried, according to The Citizen.

Opperman said the police could not say if the shooter called from

the house.

Teazers spokesperson Sean Newman told reporters on the crime scene

that Jackson “was a great man with a big heart who gave to charity”.

But Jackson’s business rival Andrew Phillips had nothing good to

say about him.

“I detested the man. He was trash – a bigot, racist, extortionist,

megalomaniac. If there was a pie, he wanted the whole one. I won’t pretend I’m

shedding a tear,” Phillips told The

Star.

“I think the world is better off. He was pollution, there was no

other way to describe him. The air has been purified. He was a nasty guy,” he

added.

A receptionist at the Teazers strip club in Rivonia told Sapa this

morning that it would be “business as usual” despite his death.

She said the phone rang “every second” as curious members of the

public wanted to get more information on the killing of the flamboyant

businessman.

“The phone is going off the hook now,” she said.

Sapa



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