Restaurant owner dies after robbery

2013-07-03 10:21
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Johannesburg - One of the owners of Newtown restaurant Gramadoelas has died from his injuries after being assaulted during a robbery last month, The Star newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Brian Shalkof and his partner, Eduan Naude, were accosted by four armed men last month in the early morning after returning to their apartment in the Hillbrow area in Johannesburg.

Shalkof was taken to Milpark hospital with internal and external injuries after being assaulted and robbed of laptops, cellphones and some cash.

His partner was not seriously injured.

Naude told the newspaper that Shalkof, 65, was taken off life support on Monday evening.

He and Naude had been business partners and a couple for 45 years and had run Gramadoelas, a traditional South African restaurant at the Market Theatre, since its inception in 1967.

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