- A man waiting for his breakfast at a well-known restaurant at Rosebank Mall, Johannesburg was shot and killed
- The man was allegedly shot by two men who simply walked into the Tashas restaurant while wearing masks
- On social media, South Africans have highlighted that mask-wearing makes it easier for criminals to get away with crime
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JOHANNESBURG - An Asian man who was having breakfast with two other men, was shot at a popular restaurant at Rosebank Mall in Johannesburg on Thursday, 9 June.
Eyewitnesses reported that the man was shot twice by two assailants while he was waiting for his food order to arrive at Tashas.
According to News24, the two men who were wearing masks left their car and walked into Tashas. A witness says he heard several shots being fired. He stated that he saw the men walk out of the restaurant and into a getaway car.
One person stated that he thought the suspects were restaurant patrons and did not see the gun when they walked into the restaurant.
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According to TimesLIVE, the deceased was 42 years old and was declared dead on the scene by emergency services.
Speaking to Briefly News, SAPS spokesperson Colonel Dimakatso Sello says the motive behind the killing is currently unknown and the police are investigating a case of murder. Sello says the police are appealing to the public to come forward if they have any information regarding the incident.
This is a developing story.
South Africans weigh in
"There was a shooting at Rosebank Mall … when I got to work there was an ambulance and police cars. I thought there was an accident."
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"Rosebank Mall is an absolute fiasco. When people aren’t driving into restaurants, it’s murder in broad daylight."
"Everyone is still wearing masks in South Africa which opens a gate for more criminal activities like robberies and the government cannot see this . Rosebank Mall. #rosebank"
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According to paramedics who attended the scene, upon their arrival, the man was found lying on the road next to a vehicle. Emer-G-Med spokesperson Kyle van Reenen told TimesLIVE that the man sustained a single gunshot wound to his head.
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