In a country where 59 people are murdered every day, South Africans are seldom shocked. But a Brit murdered in broad daylight at Menlyn Maine, exhibit a barbaric new culture in the southern part of Africa.
On December 2, 2019 around 12pm, JB Strydom (44) was murdered in front of his friends in a parking lot.
Menlyn Maine is a popular shopping mall, located at Waterkloof Glen a suburb east of the city of Pretoria.
According to some reports, one of JB’s friends met a man from whom he had bought a vehicle. An altercation took place over the payment of the vehicle.
JB got involved and tried to defend his friend. The car salesperson who sold the vehicle, then went back to his vehicle to fetch a firearm. After watching the altercation for a while he shoots JB Strydom, point blank.
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JB Strydom, emigrated to the UK five months ago. He was in South Africa on a short visit for two weeks.
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Gauteng police spokesperson Mathapelo Peters says, the suspect was apparently in the process of selling a car to the victim, when an altercation broke out between the two.
Peters says it is alleged that the victim was accompanied by two other men, one of whom approached the suspect.
“Preliminary reports further indicate that the suspect retreated to his vehicle and returned with a firearm, fired more than one shot at the deceased who was attempting to diffuse the situation.
Arrests made for the murder of JB Strydom the Brit Murdered at Menlyn
A suspect identified as Carlo Arendse (45) was arrested.
Carlo Arendse, a director of RA Cole, a mining business, appeared in court on August 4, bail was set at R8000 (500 USD).