Two killed in Jeppestown for money theft

2015-04-18 15:57

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Two men were shot and killed in Jeppestown on Saturday morning by a man who accused them of stealing from him, Gauteng police said.

"It is alleged that a man walked into a flat in Jeppe, he accused two men of stealing his money and then shot both the men," spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said.

The men died on the scene. The shooter is still at large, he said.

Dlamini said eye-witnesses confirmed that the man looked familiar and that a manhunt was under way.

The shooting took place on Saturday morning before noon. Both men were South Africans.

Dlamini could not confirm or deny that the men lived in the Wolhuter Men's hostel along Jules street in Jeppestown, but said the building where the incident took place was in the same street.

Violence in the area began on Thursday when residents of the hostel and other buildings in the area had gathered along Jules street stoning passing cars and threatening to loot foreign-owned businesses in the area.

A number of panel beating businesses near the hostel closed their workshop and towed their cars to safer areas, while police monitored the situation. Police continue to monitor the area, Dlamini says.

Twelve people were arrested Jeppestown on Thursday for trying to loot foreign-owned shops.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
30 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/News
 

Man scores date with tennis superstar after Twitter bet

It’s a modern day Cinderella story, but one American man took ‘shoot your shot’ seriously in 2017.

 
 

You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.