Man shot, killed during family spat

2011-06-27 20:53

Johannesburg - A man shot and killed his 34-year-old brother during an argument in Bichane Gardens in Roodepoort, police said on Monday.

Captain Lydia Mtila-Dikolomela said Mubeen Kathrada, 31, shot his brother after he was told to move out of their house on Sunday afternoon.

Their father, who lives next door, heard the fight and shouted at them to stop.

"Suddenly he heard gunshots. When he rushed next door he found his son lying in a pool of blood on the floor."

Mtila-Dikolomela said the father phoned paramedics who declared Muhammad Kathrada dead upon arrival.

The younger brother fled in the family car and was found by police on the N1 north highway near the Rivonia off ramp.

He was arrested and would appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, Mtila-Dikolomela said.

  • Janine - 2011-06-27 21:29

    Too many guns in the hands of unstable/incompetent people.

      Joy Thorpe - 2011-06-28 15:26

      Too many guns PERIOD Live by the gun - die by the gun.

  • Warren Pridgeon - 2011-06-28 08:42

    damn... I've been angry at my sibling before, but never angry enough to want to bust a cap... too many gangster movies. Why does everyone want to be "gangster"? (white and black before you people with the whole Simba factory of chips on your shoulders take offence)

      sardonicus - 2011-06-28 11:08

      I'm quite sick of this gangster glamorisation and filthy rap music, drives our youngsters to be like those scum. Sadly even kwaito has some ugly lyrics of late.

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-06-28 10:04


      sardonicus - 2011-06-28 10:33

      Slaamou on drugs me thinks.

  • Derrick - 2011-06-28 16:00

    Have him killed!

  • Davina - 2011-07-03 04:25

    To my dear friend Mo. I will truely miss you. I thank God that I was lucky enough to cross your path in life and that I got a chance to know you. Your death comes as a great shock to me. There will not be a day that passes that I will not think of you. Rest in peace my dear friend.

  • Anton - 2011-11-07 23:24

    Get this guy to get rid of your bad tenants.

  • yolie.Landa - 2011-11-08 11:02

    And wen i kicked out my tenant, he threw my phone on the floor. What is wrong with people not wanting to leave

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