Motive unclear after brother of security company owner shot dead at school

2016-04-08 21:43


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Cape Town - The motive for the murder of a 24-year-old man, who was shot at Oval North High in Beacon Valley, Mitchells Plain, in the early hours of Thursday morning remains unclear, the family of the murdered man said on Friday.

A security guard, as well as a second suspect, has been arrested after Edward Jones, 24, the brother of the owner of the security company employed to guard the school, was found dead in a store room after suffering multiple gunshot wounds.

School principal Na-aim Kassiem told News24 that he received a call shortly after 01:30 confirming that there had been a shooting on the property.

When he arrived, he was told by security company owner Walleed Jones that it was his brother that had been shot.

The man had been at the school to visit one of the guards.

"We have no idea what the motive for this could be. He still had his cellphone, charger and money on him," Kassiem said.

The school’s two guards were on duty at the time.

There were no witnesses to the shooting.

However, it is understood that a gun which Edward had been carrying was stolen.

Jones said the arrested security guard, whom his brother had come to visit, was taken into custody as he had opened the gate for the gunman.

"My brother did not work for me. [Edward and the guard] were friends," Jones said.

The guard had been working for his company for only two months, he confirmed.

Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said two men, aged 33 and 35, have been arrested for the murder and would appear in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate’s Court shortly.

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