Man arrested after tavern owner killed

2013-01-14 14:27
(Picture: Sapa)

(Picture: Sapa)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A man was arrested on Monday morning after a tavern owner was shot and killed in Zondi, Soweto, Gauteng police said.

The man, 25, and his three accomplices went to a house in the area. They forced the door open, Warrant Officer Kay Makhubele said.

"The tavern owner woke up to check what was happening after hearing the noise. They shot him," said Makhubele.

The 58-year-old man was taken to a local hospital where he died.

Police found two empty cartridges at the scene and a bullet of a 9mm firearm.


While at the scene, police heard gunshots coming from White City. They called for backup and went to the area.

Makhubele said a shoot-out ensued between four men and police. Robbers abandoned goods they allegedly stole from another house. No one was hurt in the shoot-out.

One man was arrested and three were still at large. Police linked them to the attempted robbery and the murder of the tavern owner.

The arrested man would appear in court soon on charges of murder, armed robbery and attempted robbery.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
Read more on:    soweto  |  johannesburg
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Wallabies win, Boks to face Wales
LIVE: England 26-3 Uruguay
As it happened: Australia 15-6 Wales
Scots beat Samoa, end Japan's dream
Traffic Alerts

The phrase for today is:”Out of the blue.” Expect the unexpected and work with the changeable energy. Your intuition is more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.