what will come across as a really heartbreaking development, a man has
suffered a horrific tragedy just days after his wedding.
the general manager of an Edleen Dairy shop died in hospital on Friday
morning, March 31, after being shot during an armed robbery in Midland,
Geuteng, South Africa on Thursday night, March 30.
wounded during an armed robbery at Pizzarology, a wholesale dairy
distributor on Modderhill Road next to CR Swart Drive, during which two
armed men ambushed two general managers and a security guard.
finished locking up the shop at about 6.30pm when the incident occurred.
security alarm. That was when one of the security guards at the complex
said he noticed a white Golf parked inside the complex.
of the car [driver’s side]. It was a man carrying a big gun telling us,
‘Phumani! Phumani emotweni!’ (get out of the car), which we did.”
instructed them, along with a security guard, to get onto the floor.
Moments later, a second man, armed with a small handgun, walked up to
the group while talking on his cell phone.
he was gone. They didn’t believe us and told us we were lying. The guy
with the big gun saw someone looking down from the flats nearby and
became nervous. He called someone and told them to bring the car around
because someone was watching them,” Emmanuel explained.
started walking away and that’s when Emmanuel and Motsepa saw an
opportunity to escape.
towards a passageway at the shops, where he fell to the ground.
work about three days before the incident after being on leave for his