HE WAS the last to arrive at the house where his family members were being held hostage.
But he was the first one to be shot dead! Safas Dube (33) walked into the house not even knowing that death was waiting for him inside.
Captain Stephen Thakeng of Wesselsbron police said the incident happened on Sunday night.
Thakeng said Safas had no idea that his five family members, including a child, had been held hostage for almost three hours.
“He arrived at the house and was also held hostage at gunpoint by seven armed suspects. They allegedly demanded R45 000 from him,” said Thakeng.
“The robbers then phoned Safas’ brother and said he had to pay the R45 000 if he wanted to see his brother alive again. Unfortunately for the victim, when the suspects fled the scene they drove away in a black Toyota Yaris with him.
“The vehicle was later found abandoned with the victim fatally shot inside,” said Thakeng.
The other getaway car was a, silver BMW with registration number FRS 685 FS.
“Anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects should contact detective Constable James Letube of Wesselsbron Detective Services on 072 237 6516,” said Thakeng, adding that police have also afforded the family protection as the suspects are still at large.