Loan shark and family shot dead

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CASTEEL – A businessman together with his wife and two daughters was gunned down in their home on Tuesday evening.

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According to police, the incident occurred around 19:30 when neighbours heard gunshots coming from the owner of Faduk Cash Loans, Johnson Fakude’s home. The police identified the other three victims as Gift Fakude (wife), and their daughters, Princess and Priscilla Fakude, aged eight and 11 years old.

Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said when police arrived at the scene, they certified all four dead. “The motive behind the murder is unknown at this stage, but a murder case has been opened,” said Brigadier Mohlala.

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The police in Bushbuckridge appeal to anyone with information regarding the incident. They may contact the Branch Commander Detective Colonel Dumisani Mbokane. The number is 082 556 5630 or call the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111. Alternatively, members of the public can share information via MYSAPSAPP. All information will be treated as confidential when received. Callers may also opt to remain anonymous.

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