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Money dispute led to law firm killing

2012-03-28 18:22

Pretoria – A legal battle over money led to the murder-suicide at a law firm in Centurion, Eyewitness News reported on Wednesday.

Six men met at the offices of Du Randt-Richards Attorneys when one of the men produced a firearm and shot three people. He then shot himself in the head.

The two lawyers were not hurt while three people died at the scene, including the gunman, and the fourth victim died later.

Comments
  • Jayson - 2012-03-28 18:40

    So senseless. These people had family's to go home to tonight. Rest in peace and condolences to the family's.

      Refugee - 2012-03-28 19:12

      when are we getting the full story ?

      danamalan - 2012-03-28 19:24

      Condolences to the family's what? Please finish the sentence.

      Vic - 2012-03-28 20:37

      Danamalan, don't display your ignorance, and stop nip-picking! Common sense would tell you what Jayson meant;it was only a spelling error,"family's" instead of "families".

      Jayson - 2012-03-28 20:47

      Thanks Vic. I only realized my error after i pressed send. Its all good. I wasn't in the mood to entertain her anyway.

      Jayson - 2012-03-28 21:01

      This isn't about a spelling error contest. Its about four people that lost there lives today. Can we not see that something is wrong here.

      Dawn - 2012-03-28 21:10

      danamalan?..Condolences to the family's what? Please finish the sentence...??? What more must he say dana..the first sentence says it all..but you had to be smart!! One down for you dana

      Byron - 2012-03-28 21:22

      @danamalan - condolences to your skull for losing it's primary tenant

      Blue - 2012-03-29 04:53

      Of course this is very tragic but people, I cannot say what actually happened, but I work with lawyers on a daily basis and have found the majority to be totally ignorant to the plight of some of their clients. They tend to have this 'holier than thou' attitude and miss the true meaning of their calling...and that is to HELP their clients not smoke them for all the little they have left!! @danamalan - Yes I agree...if you want to comment - use correct english. @Vic - It's families instead of family's.

      Msika - 2012-03-29 08:06

      Hate to do this, but danamalan is right. Jayson used the incorrect word twice on the comment.

      mfudzi.wamambo - 2012-03-29 11:10

      Jayson, i am with you in expressing my deepest condolences for the deceased. i also feel strongly about the farmer who sold a property and failed to get his dues. Business needs to be transacted transparently all the time to avert such incidences from recurring. its unfortunate the farmer is not around to give his side of the story.

      Megan - 2012-03-29 11:27

      @ DANA AND BLUE: you two are prime examples as to why intolerance amongst members of society will NEVER be eliminated. So someone made a typo, big whoop - ever considered the fact that maybe English isn't their first languange and have you ever stopped to think that someone TRYING is better than nothing at all. You were still perfectly capable of understanding what the person was trying to say but NO you HAVE to nit-pick on the small things and in doing so make someone feel worthless or stupid - and YOU certainly don't have the right to do that. It's people like you who make me feel so unbelievably embarrassed about being an English speaking person.

  • Nurse - 2012-03-28 18:55

    Money is the root of all evil.

      Evan - 2012-03-28 19:00

      ... the love of money...

      africanwolf - 2012-03-28 19:16

      THEREFORE WE MUST SPEND IT :)

      Koos - 2012-03-28 23:20

      When lawyers are involved it is even more evil.

      Deon - 2012-03-29 10:59

      In this case it was the lack of money.

      mfudzi.wamambo - 2012-03-29 11:15

      Nurse, but a farm changed hands here and was not fully paid for.Greed not money, is the root of all evil

  • phathuchicos - 2012-03-28 19:28

    indeed it makes the world to go around...

      mfudzi.wamambo - 2012-03-29 11:16

      @The Azanian, ....Yebo

  • Xboxs - 2012-03-28 19:56

    The guy is an animal.How can any right thinking individual shoot 3 people dead????

      Lebakeng - 2012-03-28 20:08

      This is very sad

      beryl.knipe - 2012-03-29 04:38

      Please don't equate savage killings with animals. Animals don't "shoot to kill!"

      mfudzi.wamambo - 2012-03-29 11:18

      BY pulling the trigger, of course Xboxs

      AmuseMePLs - 2012-03-29 12:10

      he was probably taken for a ride. the Guy probably was tired of spending the last he had on lawyers. the fact is there is 3 sides to every story. and the only one left to tell this tale is a lawyer who was probably in it for money as well. so i don't think its fair for us to call him names.

  • Lebakeng - 2012-03-28 20:07

    What's wrong with people these days? This is so sad

  • Anja - 2012-03-28 20:23

    U will always be missed Pieter!! Jy was n oom duisend

  • watsongeorgejan - 2012-03-28 20:28

    And you thought your priest was crazy when he said it's the root of all evil...

      Msika - 2012-03-29 08:00

      No he ws dumb. Should have said lack of it is a root of all evil.

      Msika - 2012-03-29 09:47

      A poor person's mentality right there.

  • etienne.olivier1 - 2012-03-28 20:29

    Wait...so the lawyers all survived?

  • Kagiso Tlhakung - 2012-03-28 21:00

    white people always act irrationaly...i dnt knw y so many white people are always killing each other these days??? Plz think before u act...en sorry to the families of the deceased.

      Scouter - 2012-03-28 22:37

      Must be something to do with the company we keep.

      Anthony - 2012-03-28 22:55

      what about your black brothers,they'r barbaric (The so called necklace)

      Mable - 2012-03-28 23:08

      You know Kagiso I'm black and very embarrased and offended by your idiotic comment.Get a life...

      Blue - 2012-03-29 05:02

      Kagiso....what the hell do you mean by 'white people'? I have never in my life seen a 'white' person. And please man, stop acting like a 'ignorant'...you have a computer and you know how to use the internet and you can speak english...use it then to your advantage. Stop following what your 'black' brothers would say. It has nothing to do with being a caucasian...its rather got a whole lot to do with being a 'desperate' human being...race in this matter, dow not count.

  • Sharon - 2012-03-28 21:10

    That meeting must have been really intense to end in such a brutal manner! I think the shooter was at breaking point even before it began..

      Koos - 2012-03-28 23:26

      This is sad. In reality lawyers are playing games with people's lifes. Let's face it, they are there to milk you for all you've got. I know, I've being there. People are asking how could the person go so far. Let me tell you it is easy. When you deal with lawyers you get so angry that you will wipe them out in the blink of an eye. I don't condone what this person did but I can understand why and what made him do it. May his sole rest in peace now.

  • Sizwe - 2012-03-28 23:14

    People need to learn that you are more useful to your children and spouse alive and poor, than them being rich and fatherless. The moral here is that you neednt end your life over money, I grew up around poverty and believe me whn I say; poor people still luagh, joke and cry like their counterparts do in the burbs, believe me I know. But I'm still to see a happy widow....

      chris.debeer1 - 2012-03-29 05:39

      Thank you you are 1000% right. Money is just that money!!

      Arvin - 2012-03-29 11:09

      no one could've said it better

  • manyanyaphiri - 2012-03-28 23:33

    Devil's advocates? http://ninaewapenda.blogspot.com/2011/11/goodman-manyanya-phiri-devils-advocate.html

  • jennifer.murison - 2012-03-29 00:01

    A lot of you guys post comments and judgements on a case you know nothing about.Some of You are such idiots. Our dear friend Johan,who was killed,will be missed so much... I'm so so sorry... Condolences to his family...

      Mark - 2012-03-29 07:30

      Instead of calling us idiots and ill-informed, seen you seem to know so much about this case, so inform us then.

      Mark - 2012-03-29 07:35

      Instead of calling us idiots and ill-informed, seen you seem to know so much about this case, so inform us then.

      mfudzi.wamambo - 2012-03-29 11:26

      @jennifer.murison...just as much of an idiot as you are who who comments on idotic comments

  • jennifer.murison - 2012-03-29 00:05

    A lot of you guys post comments and judgements on a case you know nothing about.Some of You are such idiots. Our dear friend Johan,who was killed,will be missed so much... I'm so so sorry... Condolences to his family...

  • Blue - 2012-03-29 04:52

    Of course this is very tragic but people, I cannot say what actually happened, but I work with lawyers on a daily basis and have found the majority to be totally ignorant to the plight of some of their clients. They tend to have this 'holier than thou' attitude and miss the true meaning of their calling...and that is to HELP their clients not smoke them for all the little they have left!! @danamalan - Yes I agree...if you want to comment - use correct english. @Vic - It's families instead of family's.

  • pws69 - 2012-03-29 04:53

    Absolutely senseless. I cannot condone this act, but I do get the feeling that people no longer feel that they have any kind of justice available to them, so take drastic action such as this or kangaroo courts/mob justice. Is this a symptom of what we are all experiencing? Condolences to the families.

      mfudzi.wamambo - 2012-03-29 11:28

      I seem to suspect what you are getting at and its not a good idea at all. @pws69

  • Mark - 2012-03-29 07:17

    some people are tied of been ripped off, and hiding behind the law to get away with murder, i don't feel sorry at all you PAY YOUR DUE'S you don't pay half then say SORRY we can't pay the rest. that is just not on!!

      mfudzi.wamambo - 2012-03-29 11:29

      Yebo Mark, Yebo!

  • Msika - 2012-03-29 07:52

    "Lack of money is the root of all evil"

  • SteVmphO - 2012-03-29 10:59

    roooot of all evil, DAMN! its tragic indeed. askies 2d families

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