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Diesploot man shot dead because he didn’t have R20

The family of a Diesploot man who was shot dead because he didn’t have R20 said that his death had not only left them sad but also confused about the nature of the attack.

On Sunday, Saki Mokoka Maboatle was taking a walk with a friend when he was gunned down by an unknown man, who pulled the trigger after the deceased said that he had no money to give.

His cousin, Clara Maboatle, told the publication that the family had been left with more questions than answers while trying to grapple with the motive of the circumstances of Maboatle’s death.

Maboatle’s family described the 35-year-old, who worked as a caddy at the Bryanston Country Club, as someone who was funny and full of life.

He had been supporting his younger sister with the earnings he received from his job.

Maboatle told the publication that she was the first family member to arrive at the scene.

When I got there, I was told that a man asked my cousin for R20. My cousin said he didn’t have money, and he then took out a gun and shot him on the forehead.”

She said they were still shocked that her cousin was targeted by the gunman.

Even now, we are still shocked that this person just decided to shoot my cousin.”

The whereabouts of the gunman remain unknown.


In other news – Isibaya actress Zinhle Mabena arrested for attempted murder on her hubby, his bodyguard dies

An actress from Mzansi Magic’s Isibaya that recently got canned will be appearing in the Pretoria Magistrate Court today, 17 February. Zinhle Mabena was arrested on Tuesday, 16 February on suspicions of being involved in the attempted murder of her husband.

Zinhle Mabena

During the alleged attempt, which took place on 28 January, the husband’s bodyguard died. According to Gauteng SAPS Spokesperson, Captain Kay Makhubele, evidence that linked the actress to the murder and attempted murder was found. Learn More

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