Reward offered for info after hit on couple
FAMILY and friends of a couple recently shot during an alleged hit outside their business in Warwick Avenue are offering a substantial reward for information leading to the arrest of the hit man.
Zahira Khan, 35, was shot multiple times and died at the scene. Her husband, Zain, 38, remains critical in hospital.
On Tuesday, Zain’s father, who did not want to be named, said they had been left traumatised by the double shooting.
He said they believed their lives were in danger and had decided not to open the business. He also claimed that his son had received threatening phone calls two days before the shooting.
“At around the same time last year, the business was hit (robbed), money was taken and a staff member was shot at. Zain tried to beef up security.”
He said it could have been a hit on the couple’s lives, as only his son’s gun was stolen. “We went through a lot of pain and difficulty. Our kids are going for counselling and my wife is taking the incident very badly.”
Investigating officer Detective Warrant Officer Sivan Naidoo said the lone gunman arrived at the business premises, cocked his gun and asked for Zain by name. CCTV footage showed the couple’s van come to a standstill. As his wife was getting out of the passenger seat, the suspect ran towards Zain, who in turn fired two shots at him. But he was disarmed and several shots fired at them.
The suspects fled in a blue BMW.
Detective warrant officer Sivan Naidoo interviewing witnesses at the crime scene yesterday.