Ex-cricketer's murder 'a hit'
Pretoria - The execution-style murder of former Namibian and South African domestic cricketer Louis Vorster, 45, near Pretoria on Tuesday appears to have been a well-planned attack.
Beeld reported that Vorster had stopped at the Total fuel station on the N14 to buy a few things at the shop.
CCTV footage showed how the attackers took up their positions while Vorster was still in the shop, waiting for him to return to his car. When he tried to drive off, a car pulled up behind him and blocked his way.
Three men then surrounded his car. The door on the driver’s side was opened and Vorster was shot three times.
Another man went to the passenger’s side and took a package that was lying on the seat.
The men then quickly got into their Volkswagen Polo and drove off.
Vorster was declared dead at the scene, police said. A murder case has been opened.
Someone who knew Vorster and who was on the scene, apparently told staff at the fuel station that he believed Vorster had a package with diamonds.
Police could not confirm this.
Vorster owned a big game farm in Namibia as well as several fuel stations in Pretoria and was involved in farming and flower and fruit export businesses.