Muldersdrift man murdered in front of wife

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Johannesburg - A Muldersdrift man was shot dead during an attempted robbery at his home, West Rand police said on Friday.

The man walked into his house to find three men holding his wife at gunpoint on Thursday, said Inspector Solomon Sibiya.

"According to the wife, there was a struggle for the gun and one of the robbers was shot with their own firearm.... Her husband was then shot twice in the chest."

He later died. The woman was unharmed. The robbers fled.

"When we got to there, we found the gun which was used in the shooting, a crowbar and a flat screen TV that the robbers were trying to take," said Sibiya.

Beeld newspaper reported that the robbery occurred while Gauteng police commissioner Mzwandile Petros was addressing Muldersdrift residents about crime in the area.

Muldersdrift has been hit by a string of killings, house and business robberies since July.

According to The Star, one street in particular had been targeted, with 93% of households hit in Clinic Road.

- SAPA

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