Joburg businessman shot dead while jogging

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Victor Sidambe.
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  • Businessman Victor Sidambe was gunned down while jogging in Johannesburg on Monday afternoon. 
  • According to sources, he was shot eight times in what appears to be a hit. 
  • Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.


Businessman Victor Sidambe was gunned down in a suspected hit while jogging in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg on Monday afternoon.

According to Sunday World, Sidambe, the owner of Sidas Security, was shot dead while jogging outside his house in Buccleuch.

Two sources close to the businessman told Sunday World a Toyota with tinted windows stopped in front of him.

One of the occupants of the vehicle reportedly drew a firearm and shot him eight times, in what appears to be a hit. He died instantly.

Sowetan quoted family spokesperson Leeroy Sidambe, who described his uncle as a man of "pure business" who wouldn't lift his hand to anyone.

Sidas Security rendered services at the funeral of former president Nelson Mandela and at the U2 concert in South Africa.

"There's 4 000 security officers who relied on him [for their livelihoods]... everyone is crying, including my father," Leeroy told Sowetan.

Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo confirmed the shooting.

"Police have opened a case of murder and [are] searching for the suspect/s after a man was fatally shot while jogging in Buccleuch on Monday at approximately 17:20," Masondo said. 

"It is reported that the deceased was jogging [in] Muller Street North when shots were fired towards him. The suspect/s are said to have been driving a silver-grey Toyota Corolla Quest. The victim was shot on the upper body and certified dead at the crime scene."

Masondo said the motive for the killing could not be confirmed.

"Police are appealing to anyone who might have information that can help in the investigation or assist apprehended the suspect/s to call the nearest police station or Crime Stop on 08600 10111. Information can also be given anonymously via MySAPS app that can be downloaded from any smartphone."

- Compiled by Riaan Grobler

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