Tobacco Wars: Hits, threats and secret ops - behind the Simon Rudland attempted hit

2019-08-17 08:00

Gold Leaf Tobacco Corporation's Simon Rudland, who survived an assassination attempt this week, says he "100%" believes one of his competitors was behind the attempted hit.

WATCH | Four-second shooting: Tobacco boss survives suspected hit attempt in Joburg

2019-08-15 12:26

When Gold Leaf Tobacco Corporation co-owner Simon Rudland approached the offices of the Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association's offices in Norwood on Wednesday morning, nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

Tobacco boss Simon Rudland critical following apparent assassination attempt in Joburg

2019-08-15 08:10

Simon Rudland, co-owner of Gold Leaf Tobacco Corporation and member of Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) was seriously injured in an apparent assassination attempt in Johannesburg.


Looking for the smoking gun: Cigarette producer offers R10m reward after Simon Rudland shooting

2019-08-16 13:56

Gold Leaf Tobacco Corporation has posted an R10m reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those behind the shooting of its co-owner Simon Rudland.

Attempted hit: Tobacco boss Simon Rudland kingpin of the ‘cheapies’

2019-08-15 11:48

Simon Rudland, the tobacco boss who was shot in an apparent assassination attempt in Johannesburg on Wednesday, is regarded as one of the pioneers of "cheapies" - illicit cigarettes that dodge annual excise taxes and VAT.

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