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Zambian Businessman shot dead in South Africa

Filed under: Breaking News |

A Zambian businessman has been shot dead by unknown people in Central Johannesburg, South Africa.

Alfred Sampa, 46, an entrepreneur, was shot yesterday, Monday, 15th May, 2023 around 12:30 hours on his way to City Deep market where he went to buy his merchandise.

Sampa is said to have booked a taxi for his errands but while on the way to the market, the taxi driver noticed that unknown people were trailing them. The unknown people overtook the taxi, blocked it and shot Sampa.

In a statement issued by First Secretary Press and Public Relations Zambian Businessman Africa Tamara Nyirenda, the assailants sped off, the taxi driver is said to have rushed Sampa to Southrand Hospital in Johannesburg where he eventually died.

Wife to the deceased, Beaullah Sampa, confirmed the development to the Zambia High Commission in Pretoria yesterday and further stated that the matter had been reported to Moffatview Police Station in South Africa.

And Zambia’s Acting High Commissioner to South Africa Inonge Mwenya said the Mission is saddened by the death of Sampa, and conveyed a message of condolences to the bereaved family.

Mwenya said the Mission will keenly follow the updates from the investigations being conducted by the South African Police.


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