In a distressing turn of events, a well-known businessman in Middelburg lost his life after he was shot at his residence when a group of eight armed robbers invaded his home.
Details of the Incident
Ahmed Yunus Mohamed, aged 48, fell victim to the assailants who, captured by CCTV footage shared by crime reporter Abramjee Yusuf, forcefully entered Mohamed’s residence. The footage depicts the horrifying moments leading to the fatal shooting.
Abramjee Yusuf reported that the gang, seemingly conducting a home invasion, can be seen on the CCTV footage raiding Mohamed’s house. The situation escalates when one of the robbers engages in a physical altercation with Mohamed. Tragically, the altercation concludes with the robber shooting him dead.
Members of Mohamed’s family were not spared from the brutality, reportedly being assaulted before the robbers made off with Mohamed’s car and a sum of R300 in cash. Fortunately, the authorities later recovered the stolen vehicle.
The police in Mpumalanga have initiated a manhunt to apprehend the gang responsible for the shooting and death of the prominent businessman in Middelburg.
The shocking incident has sent shockwaves throughout Mzansi, with netizens expressing their dismay over the escalating crime levels in South Africa.
However, a divided sentiment emerges on social media, with some users speculating that the businessman’s death might be more than just a result of an armed robbery. Some argue that the robbery’s limited yield of R300 raises suspicions, calling for a thorough police investigation into the victim’s family and close associates.
@SolomonMathekga: “SA is a fail state, criminals take control.”
@Karyn: “To die for R300 and a car… 😢… or is it a hit disguised as a robbery?”
@locobaroco: “Sounds like a hit… First, police must investigate the wife/girlfriend; you’ll get all the answers.”
Watch the Video
Police in Mpumalanga have launched a manhunt for a gang who shot and killed a prominent Middelburg businessman.
48-year- old Ahmed Yunus Mohamed was shot dead shot at his home on Friday.
A gang of eight men raided his house in what appears to have been a house invasion.… pic.twitter.com/oxWTOVBT44
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) February 5, 2024