Bound son hears father shot in robbery

2012-09-25 11:29

Johannesburg - A man listened as robbers shot his father during a robbery at their family home in De Deur, in the Vaal Triangle, Beeld reported on Tuesday.

Fanie Ntjingila, aged 22, and his father, Meshack Ntjingila, aged 58, both worked late on Friday night.

Fanie then went to fetch a cousin from the airport and asked his father to meet them at their home on a plot in Gemsbok Street, the newspaper reported.

Fanie and his cousin were standing outside the house when they were attacked by four armed men, who forced them inside and tied them up.

"They took their time stealing everything, then they loaded everything into my car and drove away," he told the newspaper.

He heard his father arrive and park at the back of the house. "I then heard an argument and a shot," he said.

The robbers dragged Meshack into the kitchen, locked the house and left.

Fanie was able to talk to his father for 15 minutes before he died.

He later freed himself and his cousin, and climbed through the ceiling to summon help.

  • jomardl - 2012-09-25 11:56

    Soulless, useless parasites. When will this end? I don't care what anyone says, this IS the government's fault - they simply do not take the crime epidemic seriously. In a country with such severe social issues, we need roadblocks and curfews to control crime. Most of all, we need severe penalties.

      laurence.bekink.3 - 2012-09-25 15:41

      We will only start to turn the tide when the voters stop putting criminals in power. Rotten from the top to the bottom unfortunatley.

  • moi.carla.1980 - 2012-09-25 12:02

    So sad. Yet another senseless death. RIP Mr.Ntjingila.

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-09-25 12:13

    We need more cops on the streets. There are just too many of these horror stories taking place daily.

  • delish7564 - 2012-09-25 12:13

    How tragic to hear everything and not be able to help your father. My thoughts are with the family. R.I.P.

      Jaap - 2012-09-25 13:38

      It is so sad, I am so sorry for your loss Fanie. It is so senseless that the criminals have more human rights, when they are caught, than the victims!

  • charnelle.bester - 2012-09-25 12:18

    Another sad state of affairs. This country is in Shambles mr president. Open your eyse.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-25 12:18

    Just another day in South Africa. We have to manage while our President is talking tripe at the United Nations.

      malcolm.j.patterson.1 - 2012-09-25 18:21

      Oh absolutely, the radio this morning was saying how we're a democratic country and must adhere to the principles of law & order or words to that effect said by our President. Whether it's 18,20 or 30 000 murdders a year it's totally ridiculous and it's time we stopped solving other countries problems and sorted our own out

  • bradley.kecskes - 2012-09-25 12:39

    Umaka...didnt you know this country is says our pres.

  • bevan.carpenter.1 - 2012-09-25 12:53

    this is reaching a 'critical mass' and something is gonna give, citizens are gonna take the law into their own hands, shoot them, kill them and dispose of the evidence without even a whisper being heard of the incident, the lack of support and protection from the cANCerous government will bear the ultimate blame

  • matshane.seleko - 2012-09-25 13:03

    Murder,murder and more murder.And the country is safe.Murder statistics have gone down.So heartbreaking for people,particularly law-abiding citizens, to be at the mercy of the situation.It's even risky to voice a difference of opinion(not pointing fingers,mind you),because you could lose your life for that.Tragic.

  • maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-09-25 14:56

    RIP Mr Ntjingila. When will it get to the point where we have all had enough? Why must our loved ones be gunned down by these despicable excuses for human beings?

  • mike.burrows.37 - 2012-09-25 15:58

    If you do the numbers over 300 000 people have been murdered since 1994. To but that into context. 3 x full FNB stadiums or 5 x full Ellis park Stadiums or 1 full Ellis Park stadium every 4 years. Most countries that are at war do not loose this number of people.

  • Mandy Casey - 2012-09-25 18:05

    At the rate these killers are going the police will never ever be able to keep up. A vast amount of work and time goes into a case just to make it to court, never mind a conviction.

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-09-25 20:33

    I agree we must become a huge mob and kill the bastards,all of them,it just needs a spark.

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