A beloved father, Petrus Roets (60) was brutally gunned down in his vehicle during peak traffic in Gonubie, East London, on Thursday afternoon.
THE BELOVED FATHER WAS GUNNED DOWN IN PEAK TRAFFIC
According to police spokesperson Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana, the shooting happened at around 15:30 on Thursday.
“At approximately 15:30 on Thursday, the victim was allegedly shot by unidentified suspects near Gonubie offramp while stopping at the traffic lights.”
She said he had sustained injuries to his upper body and was declared dead on the scene.
“The circumstances surrounding the incident are currently under investigation. No arrest has been made at this stage as suspects are still at large.”
Kinana said a case of murder had been opened, and an investigation is underway.
DO YOU HAVE MORE INFORMATION TO ASSIST THE POLICE?
Police appeal to anyone that can assist with the information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect to please contact the Gonubie Station Commander Lt Col Mdyogolo on 0823017919 or Crime Stop 0860010111.
According to an eyewitness, the gunmen opened fire and fled in a black or dark blue polo VW with tinted windows. It is believed they fled in the direction of Transkei.
The devastated family and friends of Petrus said they couldn’t understand why anyone would do this to him.
It is believed nothing was stolen during the attack.
He will be remembered for his excellent sense of humor and caring personality. Petrus loved photography and animals.
HE WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR HIS SENSE OF HUMOR AND CARING PERSONALITY
“On a good day, you could see the pure mischief dancing in his eyes.”
Petrus was a senior official at the University of Fort Hare at the time of his death. He grew up in East London.
Petrus leaves behind a daughter and son.