FIFA official shot in Joburg

2010-07-28 07:46

Johannesburg - Police were on Wednesday following leads on the whereabouts of gunmen who shot the chief financial officer for FIFA's local organising committee outside his home in Sandton, Johannesburg, a spokesperson said.

"I can't really tell you what happened, but we were called to attend to a shooting at Gallo Manor at about 10 in the morning yesterday [Tuesday]," said Captain Kym Cloete.

Farouk Seedat, 52, was rushed to hospital after being shot in what police believe to be a house robbery.

Police were investigating cases of attempted robbery and attempted murder.

A spokesperson for a hospital where Seedat was admitted said that he was in a stable condition, the Star newspaper reported.