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Cricketer killing: Talk of hit, diamonds rubbished

2012-04-18 19:18

Johannesburg - There was no evidence that former cricketer Louis Vorster was murdered in a hit or for a bag of diamonds, police said on Wednesday.

Vorster, 46, a former Namibian and South African domestic cricketer, was shot dead at a filling station in Muldersdrift on Tuesday night.

"We urge people who have information regarding the murder to come forward," Lieutenant Colonel Tshisikhwawe Ndou said.

Beeld newspaper reported on Wednesday that an acquaintance of Vorster told rescue workers at the scene that a bag stolen from his vehicle could have contained diamonds.

Ndou could not confirm if this was true. He said the contents of the bag were still not known.

"If anyone knows what was inside the bag they should personally come forward and tell the police."

Police said Vorster was leaving the filling station when a gold-coloured Volkswagen with two men inside blocked his way.

One of the men walked up to Vorster and fired shots at him, while the other went to the passenger side of his vehicle and grabbed a bag. Then they fled.

"He was declared dead at the scene," said Ndou, adding that a murder case had been opened.

Comments
  • CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-18 19:23

    Oh, so then it's just another sad day in police-free South Africa, where murderers kill at random for anything from a bag of sweets to a cellphone. SHOCKING !!! When is government going to get really tough on criminals ??? Their brutal cruelty needs to be met with the same brutal force from the SAPS and public.

      Andre - 2012-04-18 19:31

      Bring back the Death penalty, Let the people of South Africa have a say as well, a Referendom regarding the death penalty!!!!!!!!!!

      Leon - 2012-04-18 19:33

      How can you expect the criminals in government to do something? brothers in arms boet.

  • elewies - 2012-04-18 19:51

    Where there's smoke there's fire...

  • basicgerm - 2012-04-18 19:54

    random? how did they know there was a valuable bag on the passenger side? i say the Vorster family should watch themselves very closely, it seems they're taking each other out. what a shame

      Anne-Marie - 2012-04-18 20:13

      Did you just read the same story?? How do you know there were valuables in the bag???the police cannot even confirm this. You have also managed to surmise the it was a family member. Do you know something we don't?? Bizarre!!

      basicgerm - 2012-04-18 20:24

      Anne-Marie - perhaps you may like to use your mind here? one man shoots you dead, and the other goes straight to the bag. doesn't take a blonde poppie to figure this one out. they knew he will be there then, and they knew the bag was on the passenger side. OMG. can we please keep our minds in tip top shape. damn!

      Anne-Marie - 2012-04-18 21:17

      Well thank god for you basic germ. With your crime solving expertise and genius who needs SAPS. Watch out criminals no crime will now be left unsolved.

      Deon - 2012-04-19 08:05

      It sounds more like a kill and grab, they might have feared that he had a weopon.

      Morrone - 2012-04-19 10:48

      Rodovan Krejck is out, and he doesn't waste time hey!!

  • Boy Bana - 2012-04-18 20:00

    wait for the facts before commenting

  • Vernon - 2012-04-18 20:08

    check on the acquaintance.conveniently there at the time.

  • Derk - 2012-04-18 20:12

    and shower head said South Africa is "safe"

  • Bob - 2012-04-18 20:13

    I hardly think a bag of diamonds would be left on the front seat....crazy notion! With CCTV footage of the car and the perpetrators, a reward would most likely bring quick results…! But of course, I forgot, life is cheap in SA, so a reward would not be forthcoming! This video will go viral on YouTube and many around the world will see it. In the video I saw 3 men not two as stated here!

      Rob - 2012-04-18 21:06

      Bob where do we find the video?

      Kobus - 2012-04-18 23:30

      On www.beeld.com

  • Schmee - 2012-04-18 20:14

    Namibia = diamond hit. Yawn.

  • luyolo.makalima - 2012-04-18 20:25

    The police definitely did it.

  • nomavo1 - 2012-04-18 20:33

    Uuush! No Malema No Zuma 2day.....boring.

  • lmoremedi - 2012-04-18 20:43

    guys guys i dont like yo comments, SOUTH AFRICA is safe please guys.\r\n\r\nCc: a copy 2 Mr. JZ

  • Lynda - 2012-04-18 21:28

    It should be interesting to find out the real story.......sure it was not something innocent

  • Kobus - 2012-04-18 23:33

    Lt Col Ndou you cant count, not 2 but 4 were involved. According to the video on beeld.com, there were 4 people involved, 1 driver and 3 outside the car. Bad news for SAPS if they cant even notice this.

      Kobus - 2012-04-18 23:35

      Sorry, 2 were policemen

  • Sonnyjakes - 2012-04-19 07:23

    He was carrying a lot of cash!!!! Interview bank teller.

  • marge.fourie - 2012-04-19 09:36

    He had a lot of cash with him. He also went to the bank to get more cash. Probably for wages. I think the teller who served him should be questioned.Phone records looked at. Many times I have seen that bank cashiers bbm and sms heartily when serving customers. I am 101% sure most of them tip off outsiders as to who is leaving bank with large amounts of cash.

  • Jack - 2012-04-19 10:47

    Check out the video in die beeld http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Lokval-moord-20120418 This is only one of the reasons I absolutely hate blacks.

      Du Mabaso - 2012-04-19 11:38

      Jacko if they were just Blacks how did they know what he had in the bag n where about the car the bag was? I smell a rat here Jacko. Im black n I hate anyone who goes against humanity.As for you Jacko the Blacks u hate are the same ppl who slaves for u to live such a comfortable life

  • Jack - 2012-04-19 10:49

    Check out the video in die beeld http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Lokval-moord-20120418

      Gershwin - 2012-04-19 15:04

      saw that video that is defintely a hit, not something random

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