Chairman of community policing forum murdered

crime-gunThe chairman of Azaadville’s community policing forum, west of Johannesburg, has been shot dead, Kagiso police said on Thursday.

“Yesterday [Wednesday] at about 1pm a chairperson of the Azaadville Community Policing Forum was robbed and shot in a business robbery at his shop in Chamdor next to Kagiso,” Warrant Officer Solomon Sibiya said in a statement.

Sibiya identified the man as Ishmael Shaik.

Eye witnesses were said to have seen more than six men arriving in two cars.

It was believed four people entered a shop on Jacob Street, Chamdor near Kagiso on Wednesday, and demanded money from the shop owner at gun point, Sibiya said.

“When the deceased resisted he was shot in the head and chest. An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen. The suspects thereafter fled the scene in two vehicles.”

The deceased, believed to be in his thirties, was rushed to the local hospital where he later died.

“One person was arrested and has been taken in for questioning,” Sibiya said.

Police were hunting for 10 people believed to be linked to the robbery and murder. – Sapa