North West man gunned down by intruders

2013-04-15 20:26

Johannesburg - A North West man was shot dead in front of his wife and granddaughter by two intruders at their home in Magogong village, Taung, on Monday, said police.

Captain Amanda Funani said the two men entered the house by breaking down the front door.

The 59-year-old man found them in his living room.

"It is suspected that the victim fought with the suspects and one of them took out a firearm and shot him on the shoulder," she said.

"It is apparent that the bullet went out through the chest and the victim died on the scene."

Funani said the motive for the killing was not known.

The men ran away and nothing was stolen, she said.

  • SharonE - 2013-04-15 20:39

    That is just wrong! He should be alive, watching tv with his family! Instead he is dead and his family left to carry on without him. I can't believe how little value a life carries these days. My condolences to the family.

      Frans Mosia - 2013-04-15 21:07

      And South Africa is safe.Apparently by our blind leaders.

  • WildCatSal - 2013-04-15 20:41

    Dodgy deal gone wrong...? Revenge killing.

      Jimmy Don - 2013-04-16 09:04

      Wow how did you ever come to this conclusion Sherlock? You should share your inside information with the police

  • AndrĂ© Smit - 2013-04-15 20:42

    I cannot wait for the following headline: Honest, law abiding and hard working South Africans take punishment to the criminals. Millions of illegals and locals who comitted violent crimes against SA citizens were rounded up and hung from trees all along the South African border and from lamp posts in the cities warning other would be offenders that we are tired of your sh*t and we will as a country no longer be victimized.

      Adri Conradie - 2013-04-15 22:11

      Now there's a thought. Shall we call it justifiable homicide?

      Nigel Manns - 2013-04-16 04:18

      Yeah, that a good idea. Randomly kill people in the name of stopping violence. No judicial process is flawless, let alone the justice of mob mentality seeking 'justice'....where does it get you when you kill the first innocent person?

      Nigel Burgess - 2013-04-16 06:20

      Nigel Manns - you are right of course, but the thought somehow makes one feel good.

  • Alex Ndoo - 2013-04-15 20:46

    In the New, Improved, Democratic South Africa all crime has disappeared. Home invasions and robberies were one commonplace in the old, horrible South Africa but due to the clever and resourceful leadership of the Democratic ANC the country has been thriving for nearly 20 years! Things like this shooting is propaganda from the opposition parties to try and spread the image that the Democratic ANC is nothing but a bunch of incompetent, lying, thieving comrades more interested in hiding crime statistics and pardoning criminals than protecting innocents from criminals.

      Nigel Burgess - 2013-04-16 06:23

      On the contrary - spot on Alex. Another way to highlight the anarchy we live with under this sick government. Never be quiet - shout it out from the mountain tops and let the world hear and understand what is happening here.

  • Adrian van der Merwe - 2013-04-15 20:52

    And a government spokeswoman with the surname of Williams says it is safe in SA!

  • marilyn.glockle - 2013-04-15 20:55

    Crime is not bad in South Africa ask Pres. Zuma!

  • Johann Enslin - 2013-04-15 21:17

    Get a gun, catch the frkurr, get him on his knees and have hom beg for mercy, push a .40 in his eye socket and splatter his brains down his back. Wild west people, shoot or be shot.

  • Sam Masuku - 2013-04-15 22:01

    Someone said South Africa is safer now, what a load of crap! sies you have no shame, Pamela williams

  • Emmanuel Roodt - 2013-04-16 03:45

    We pay taxes to our government for many reasons, one being for protecting. If we as South African Citizens are not protected then we need to get some of that money back. Right?

      Nigel Burgess - 2013-04-16 06:26

      Right - but forget about it.

  • Nqabeni Thabede - 2013-04-16 05:36

    my township is a lot safer now that is a fact

      Kevin Adendorff - 2013-04-21 00:38

      Maybe because they are now out in other areas committing their crimes on softer more helpless people

  • Hugh Hezuze Schalkwyk - 2013-04-16 06:57

    " the motive for the killing was not known" ARE YOU JOKING!!!! WTF!!!!!

      Nigel Burgess - 2013-04-16 07:36

      Exactly. Motive actually very well and widely known, except of course to those who insist on burying their heads in the sand, and further insist it's the right thing to do. What bollocks. My sincere condolences to the family. Be strong and walk tall.

  • Carol Harvey - 2013-04-16 07:01

    And this is the latest headline just after some moronic politician declared that SA is now safer that in the apartheid days!! WTF RIP and condolences to all concerned. What a shame!

  • Sbongakonke Mahaye - 2013-04-16 08:10

    why forever blame the government for such stupid things??? How the hell do u expect government to protect us from ourselves??? be reasonable guys nah!

      Mc Apple - 2013-04-16 08:26

      It is unreasonable to sit in your own home watching television with your family without getting shot? It is unreasonable to notlet a baby see her family get executed? It is unreasonable for one to want a good night's sleep without getting raped in your own bed? We do this to ourselves? Ever ask yourself why criminals flourish here in South Africa?

      Kevin Adendorff - 2013-04-21 00:41

      Sbongakonke, If the government elite is riddled with criminals and offenders who just get brushed sideways for theft ,corruption ,fraud etc what message do you think that sends out to the public. Please get real

  • Mel Webster - 2013-04-16 09:24

    Why don't you people get your banners out and protest daily against all the violence in your country instead of repeating the same old things on here. Support the victims. My guess is your all a lazy lot relaxing in your armchairs. Shame on you, get proactive if you want a less violent country.

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-04-16 12:39

    Just another day in South Africa when Zuma congratulates Venezuela with its new president and tells the Algerians about his concern for safety in Africa.

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