Dobsonville Doctor Killed After Robbery at Practice, Mzansi Suspects a Hit

Dobsonville Doctor Killed After Robbery at Practice, Mzansi Suspects a Hit

  • A famous doctor from Dobsnville in Soweto, Johannesburg, was killed after his practice was broken into
  • The doctor was a victim of a robbery, and the suspects allegedly shot and killed him before escaping
  • The robbery saddened South Africans, and some believed that it may have been a hit

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, covered police investigations and court cases at Daily Sun for over three years. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email with CA in the subject line.

A doctor that operated in Dobsonville in Johannesburg was killed after a robbery
South Africans were touched by the death of a doctor who was killed after a robbery. Images: Donato Fasano/Getty Images and Kelvin Murray
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JOHANNESBURG– A well-known doctor from Dobsonville in Soweto, Johannesburg, lost his life after he was killed during a robbery which took place on 24 February. The doctor was shot and killed, and some believe there was more to the story than a robbery.

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Well-known doctor killed during robbery

According to TimesLIVE, three suspects entered the surgery and pretended that they needed medical assistance for their acquaintance. Once the receptionist let them into the consultation room, they allegedly gunned the doctor down and stole two cell phones before escaping. The doctor was rushed to hospital. He died a few hours later, and the cops opened a case of murder.

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South Africans question the incident

South Africans on Facebook had many questions and suspicions about the incident.

Mbekezeli Mkhwase Mendlula said:

"A disguised hit may be possible. Normally, robbers don't just open fire on someone and leave the scene unless the victim resisted and tried to fight back."

Mandi Dlamini said:

"A hit but disguised as a robbery gone wrong. Even educated doctors kill each other for selfish reasons."

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Prince siya Mazibuko added:

"This sounds like a hit. Robbers usually scare you with guns and take what they want but don't kill you."

Melanie Ivy O'Brien said:

"No one is safe anymore."

Marshall Mamba Jr knew him.

"He was my family doctor. He's been treating me since I was eight years old."

German tourist killed after being robbed by person he gave lift to

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that a German tourist was killed after he gave lifts to a hitchhiker in Limpopo.

The tourist and the hitchhiker stopped by a watering hole where they had a few drinks. After the suspect allegedly told his friends about the money the tourist would get, they took him to where he was staying.

They assaulted him, robbed him, drove with him to Northam and assaulted him again. They left his body in the bushes.

Source: Briefly News

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