Minister's brother robbed

2012-12-02 13:23

Johannesburg - Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor's brother has been robbed at gunpoint outside his home in Killarney, Johannesburg, it was reported on Sunday.

"... Two suspects were arrested, but released later due to insufficient evidence," Gauteng police spokesperson Brigadier Neville Malila told the Sunday World.

The newspaper reported that Pandor's brother Zolani Mathews and another man took a taxi home from OR Tambo International Airport last week. They were followed by a Volkswagen Polo with no number plates.

Outside Mathews' home, two men got out of the car. One of them pulled out a gun, ordered Mathews and his friend to lie on the ground and threatened to shoot them if they did not co-operate.

"Those guys opened the boot of the taxi, took their belongings and disappeared," a friend of Mathews told the newspaper.

  • squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-02 13:31

    Scary experience for anyone...

      bibi.vanzyl - 2012-12-02 13:54

      Indeed it is, however getting robbed by gunpoint happens a few times a day to ordinary citizens in this country and sadly does not make the news.

      ian.flack2 - 2012-12-02 13:59

      I expect resources will be re-directed from else where so that the robbers will face the full weight of the law............

      fussed.anderson - 2012-12-02 14:21

      Just get used to it. Not going to be the last Best start looking forward to many more

  • jaap.kotze - 2012-12-02 13:34

    '' .......took their belongings and disappeared''. They did not run away or drove off. Just disappeared!

      leerobbertse - 2012-12-02 13:44

      insurance claim !

  • mphotant.thelejane - 2012-12-02 13:35

    Larney's in Killarney

  • jabumokoena.c.7 - 2012-12-02 13:36

    I was also robbed, so what?

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-12-02 13:41

    Should have been naledi herself. Somehow the government need to realise how seriouse is the crime level in sa

  • Justin - 2012-12-02 13:43

    Boohoo, what about the rest of us smucks

  • somikazi.pita - 2012-12-02 13:48

    They're lucky they didn't get killed.

      fussed.anderson - 2012-12-02 14:22


      Rudolf - 2012-12-02 14:36

      Absolute pity...

  • earthian.earthian - 2012-12-02 13:56

    Ah shame... had to lie on the floor while they took your belongings... How horrific! You'll need a long list of therapists to help you deal with such an ordeal! Pfffff...

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-12-02 13:58

      People in Brits were less lucky yesterday.....

  • ian.robertreid - 2012-12-02 14:06

    Sorry Minister? wat can we expect in S.A. crimnals and guns on the streets~ some weapons dished out by bad cops~ bring back the death penalty? asap?

  • ian.robertreid - 2012-12-02 14:11

    2nd point~ the Polo used in question~ no (no plates) many cars on the streets many without plates~ wat r we doing about it Metro

  • leon.carstens.77 - 2012-12-02 14:14

    Yawn yawn!!!! Cops where there quite quick!!! Lots of people gets robbed and wait for cops for days!!

  • jman.maluleke - 2012-12-02 14:14

    So you are making it a headline because the victim is minister's'brother? How many poor South Africans are experiencing same everyday, I guess the number is countless but it is taken as nothing happen. You should have said two men has been robbed at gunpoint in Killarney, Johannesburg as we are not interested to know who they are. Sorry guys it happens everyday in Mkansi.....

      jman.maluleke - 2012-12-02 14:25

      It happen everyday in Mzansi..

  • emm.emm.58 - 2012-12-02 14:19

    Oh what utter rubbish. They were not robbed there is no crime according to the cANCer. They were just involved in negations for wealth distribution.

  • thabo.modiba.7 - 2012-12-02 14:27

    So what ? Must he get state funded bodyguards ? Oh please, we get robbed daily. Its common and expected. Welcome to Mzanzi bro.

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-12-02 14:31

    In other breaking news. Big baba said in a interview this morning with a N24 reporter, that he is really looking forward to seeing juju at C Max soon. And that he is keeping his bed warm so long. Yawn!!!!!!!

  • khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2012-12-02 14:31

    They should have shot him on the knee, just to give him taste of what we normally have to put up with.

  • lee.brand.73 - 2012-12-02 14:33

    I am happy to hear that the okes are ok. Maybe if more vip family got robbed they might take the problem more seriously. But in a country where our own pres mugs the country every day I dont think its going to happen. Lead by example... Ha ha ha....

  • sk.vanderwhatever - 2012-12-02 14:40

    Time for his sister to control borders.

  • Simon Maabe - 2012-12-02 14:44

    they should have sodomised him

      Adeeb Saban - 2012-12-02 14:48


  • carryn.whittaker - 2012-12-02 14:56

    Yawn. Its a bit Robin Hood. More like a tax refund than a robbery.

  • lilian.ibe.5 - 2012-12-02 15:07

    this nigerians again

  • elee.onyekanma - 2012-12-02 15:13

    Are U sure they are Nigerians?

  • lionel.schultz.1 - 2012-12-02 15:34

    Get a smile on my face when crime also affects those in high places or those connected to people in high place and those living the bling lifestyle.

  • annelise.vanderschyff - 2012-12-02 16:53

    Shame my neighbour was robbed friday nite only another normal person no news head lines

  • phaldiemeyer - 2012-12-02 17:56

    welcome to a normal citizens life in SA...are least the criminals are starting to realise the money is with the government officials and their families.

  • Eterni80 - 2012-12-02 18:53

    so what ? the cANCer have been robbing SA since taking office..

  • theMichaelHawthorne - 2012-12-02 19:15

    Where's the news?

  • richard.laros.77 - 2012-12-02 21:12

    Who gives a cr@p who the victim was related to?

  • tobie.schalkwyk.7 - 2012-12-03 07:31

    Now you know what our president needs a bunker for...

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