Bloem businessman shoots himself in dad's consulting room

2016-04-15 15:04


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Bloemfontein – A 41-year-old businessman shot and killed himself in the Bloemfontein Medi-Clinic on Friday morning, Free State police said.  

"I can confirm that there was a shooting at the hospital at around 10:00... but because of the seriousness of the matter and the interest of the family, we cannot provide further details," Captain Chaka Marope said.  

According to Netwerk24, Henk Cronje allegedly shot himself at his father’s consulting room on Friday morning.  

Cronje died while he was being treated in the intensive care unit.  

Netwerk24 further said a family feud between Henk and his well-known specialist father, Neil Cronje, had come to light in the the Free State High Court. The feud was related to the control of wedding and conference venue Kopano Nokeng, just outside Bloemfontein. 

His father had asked the court to forbid his son from setting foot on the complex ground.  

Neil Cronje further accused his son of conducting fraudulent and misleading business transactions in the name of the company.  

An inquest docket has been opened for further investigation.  

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