Friday, September 14, 2012

Another shooting in ‘wild west’ Muldersdrift

A 50-year-old man was shot three times at his Muldersdrift home on 13 September, 2012. Picture: Alex Eliseev/EWN. Alex Eliseev | 2 hours ago MULDERSDRIFT - There has been another shooting in Muldersdrift, west of Johannesburg, less than 500 metres from the spot where 13-year-old Alyssa Botha was gunned down a week ago. On Thursday, a gang of robbers attacked a family sitting outside their house and shot a 50-year-old man three times when he tried to flee. The shooting came on the same day five men arrested in connection with the teenager's murder were released from custody due to a lack of evidence. Police say six people were relaxing outside at about 7:30pm, when four robbers ambushed them. A neighbour, who tried to save Botha’s life last week, was again called to help on Thursday. She said the wounded man was struggling to breathe, while his pregnant wife stood beside him in a shocked state. According to the neighbour, the couple’s son fled the house to seek help. Robbers escaped with three cellphones and a television. Members of the Hawks were at the scene to assist with the case. Officials said three men who were arrested at the scene of a robbery in Rietfontein on Thursday were found in possession of goods which may have been taken from the house in Muldersdrift. It is unclear if the men have been linked to the shooting. Police have declined to say whether this was the work of a single syndicate. The wounded man is being treated in hospital. A man who spoke to Eyewitness News after Botha's shooting described the area as the "wild west". (Edited by Thato Motaung) EYE WITNESS NEWS - Comments by Sonny - Five men got arrested as suspects for the murder of 13 year old Alyssa Botha one week ago. The police find a cell phone with a picture of one of the deceased's friends on it. The suspects are released due to lack of evidence? Now this happens in the same area a day after the release of the suspects? The lights are on but the police are not on duty! Where is this country going under the rule of Zuma and the ANC? South Africa is on a slippery slope heading towards ZIMBABWE!

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