Ex-cricketer's murder 'a hit'

2012-04-18 08:47

Pretoria - The execution-style murder of former Namibian and South African domestic cricketer Louis Vorster, 45, near Pretoria on Tuesday appears to have been a well-planned attack.

Beeld reported that Vorster had stopped at the Total fuel station on the N14 to buy a few things at the shop.

CCTV footage showed how the attackers took up their positions while Vorster was still in the shop, waiting for him to return to his car. When he tried to drive off, a car pulled up behind him and blocked his way.

Three men then surrounded his car. The door on the driver’s side was opened and Vorster was shot three times.

Another man went to the passenger’s side and took a package that was lying on the seat.

The men then quickly got into their Volkswagen Polo and drove off.

Vorster was declared dead at the scene, police said. A murder case has been opened.

Someone who knew Vorster and who was on the scene, apparently told staff at the fuel station that he believed Vorster had a package with diamonds.

Police could not confirm this.

Vorster owned a big game farm in Namibia as well as several fuel stations in Pretoria and was involved in farming and flower and fruit export businesses.

  • vinny.damoyi - 2012-04-18 08:57

    Sounds exactly like what happened to my Teacher a few years back. You just cant run a business in this country anymore. wild west here.

      Kala - 2012-04-18 09:42

      It also sounds a bit like the Brett Kebble case.

  • Liko - 2012-04-18 09:07

    is it possible to put a packet of diamonds just there on the passenger's sit just nje??

      J-Man - 2012-04-18 09:15

      Maybe they got his stuff he just purchased at the shop... Steri Stompie and Simba chips...who knows.

      Dawood - 2012-04-18 12:18

      looks like that was the case in this instance

      Len - 2012-04-18 17:48

      Who is to know?

  • Martin - 2012-04-18 09:08

    @pigspotter said last night that actually 7 shots were fired. The reason we need to hear about this "hearsay" is that people are falling over themselves to say what an awesome man he was and that his death was a random act of violence so typical of SA right now. Clearly this was not random. I'm sorry but you dont get whacked 7 times cause everyone, everywhere loves you. You get shot 7 times cause you pissed someone off. And don't get me started on diamonds...With inside industry first hand experience this is the dirtiest and dodgiest business to be in....Make your bed and lie in it..

      Kala - 2012-04-18 09:42

      True. Just ask the Kebbles

      Martin - 2012-04-18 10:12

      @rabbit...who flipping said he deserved it ??!! Just said that there seems to be something dodgy going on..

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-18 15:27

      Nobody says whether the diamonds were uncut or not; big difference when it comes to il/legal. As far as I know, you are actually allowed to carry cut diamonds - just suicide really in our little wild west show of South Efferica.

  • Phumi - 2012-04-18 09:13

    Krejck is out expect more dead bodies to come!

      Rob - 2012-04-18 09:16

      Good point Phumi.

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-04-18 09:23

    No one would keep a bag of diamonds lying on the car seat, that would be asking for trouble, the little bastards more then likely took what he had just bought in the shop.

      Tuco - 2012-04-18 09:32

      3 armed men make an effort to surround a car fire several shots at the driver just for Simba chips (or what ever he bought from the shop)????? they don't take the car, search him for more cash or anything else that could be of value? come on!!!!

  • Mzamo - 2012-04-18 10:07

    "Someone who knew Vorster and who was on the scene, apparently told staff at the fuel station that he believed Vorster had a package with diamonds". How did he know? Was he there to witness that the job is done as planned? Investigae that man. It seems as if he knows a lot!

      Justice - 2012-04-18 14:41

      good points both... possibly collecting the days takings...?

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