Gauteng father shot dead in robbery was charity trustee

2016-03-04 11:08
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Johannesburg - A father who was shot along with his son during a robbery at his Gauteng home was reportedly the trustee of a prominent charity organisation.

The Star reported that Haroon Saleh was a member and volunteer at an NGO named Crescent of Hope that provides food, water and builds homes in stricken areas both locally and abroad.

He was also a member of the Azaadville neighbourhood watch and a crime activist.

Saleh, 59, was shot dead and his 29-year-old son, Yusuf, wounded by three robbers in the early hours of Thursday morning at their home in Azaadville, west of Johannesburg, News24 reported.

Yusuf was airlifted to the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital, where he later died.

Before the son passed on, he told police that the one robber is of coloured origin. It makes it a bit easier to track the robbers down," Gauteng police said on Thursday.

"The police are doing all they can to catch the robbers.”

Crescent of Hope and the community policing forum have sent their condolences to the family.

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