Fighting Back General Nonsense 04 JUL 2007

GunI’m ashamed to say that the first thing I said after reading the article below on IOL was ‘Nice’. My immediate thought was one of yes, the good guys won and the bad guys got what they deserved.

It’s a bit saddening to realise how South Africa’s modern culture of crime is turning the normal citizen into more and more of a cold hearted person :(


A party-goer fought back and shot dead two would-be robbers at a birthday party in Kempton Park on the East Rand, police said on Wednesday.

Captain Jethro Mtshali said two men aged between 25 and 30 interrupted a family birthday party in Bredel near Kempton Park on Tuesday night.

The would-be robbers told the family at gunpoint to raise their hands above the heads, but were not aware that one of the family members was armed. The armed party-goer shot both robbers in the head, killing them instantly. Police found two 9mm pistols next to the bodies of the suspects.

Mtshali said police also established that a Toyota Corolla used by the suspects was stolen in Boksburg. Police have opened a case of attempted robbery and an inquest. – Sapa

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