Northcliff businessman murdered while protecting family

2015-04-14 11:22
Sarah and Andre Botha (supplied)

Sarah and Andre Botha (supplied)

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Johannesburg - A Northcliff businessman was shot dead outside his luxury home as he protected his wife and son from a bullet that was fired by robbers, Netwerk24 reported on Tuesday.

André Botha, 59, was shot dead on Saturday afternoon after he and his wife, Sarah, and their son, Luke, 29, returned home from lunch.

Just two days before his death he had bought a R5m Lamborghini. He was proudly showing off his new car to his son when a car stopped in front of their house and an armed man jumped out.

"My husband jumped in front of me and my son and a shot was fired," said Sarah.

Botha’s wife said he used his wealth to help people and 15 years ago helped a matriculant study to become a paramedic. That paramedic was on the scene on Saturday trying to save Botha’s life.

Botha died in hospital.

The robbers fled with his son's Rolex watch, wedding rings and wallets.

Gauteng police spokesperson Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said no one has yet been arrested for the murder.

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