Victim’s bankaccount raided

2015-06-09 06:00

A 27-year-old businessman was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds the day after he was hijacked.

Lansdowne police spokesperson Sergeant Nkululeko Mnyaka says the hijacking occurred on Friday at about 18:00 when Imraan Daya and a friend were sitting outside a home in his car in Belgravia Avenue, Rondebosch. They were approached by unknown men.

“A gold Opel Astra with an unknown registration came close to them and an unknown man jumped out of the Astra. He approached them while they were sitting in the vehicle and threatened them with a firearm,” Mnyaka says.

Daya’s friend got out of the car, but the slain man was left inside the car.

“Then another man came with a rifle gun and drove off with Daya’s vehicle, a white VW Golf 6.”

The suspects fled with the Durban-registration car in an unknown direction, he says.

It is alleged that Daya was driven around various areas to withdraw money from his bank account to the total value of R25 000.

His stolen cellphone was also picked up outside an Ottery pharmacy on Friday evening.

The stolen car was found abandoned in the parking lot of the McDonaldand#039;s in Ottery at about 21:30 the same evening.

“The vehicle has since been taken to Bellville,” Mnyaka confirms.

Daya’s body was found with two bullet wounds to his head on Saturday at about 06:00.

“The body of the victim was found at the corners of Swartklip Road and Baden Powell Drive at the Wolfgat Nature Reserve in Mitchell’s Plain.”

A case of carjacking, kidnapping and murder was opened at Lansdowne police station for investigation.

The police have urged anyone with information relating to the incident to come forward.

The suspects who fled in a gold Astra are still at large.


Anyone with information is urged to contact the detectives at Lansdowne police station on 021 700 9000 or 082 576 2804. Anonymity for information given is guaranteed

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