Re­ward of­fered for info af­ter hit on cou­ple

Post - - NEWS - CHANELLE LUTCHMAN

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.

PIC­TURE: MOSTWARI MOFOKENG / AFRICAN NEWS AGENCY (ANA)

De­tec­tive war­rant of­fi­cer Si­van Naidoo in­ter­view­ing wit­nesses at the crime scene yes­ter­day.

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