Hein Roos, 31 executed, Pretoria, no robbery
4 December 2010 Leave a comment
Dec 3 2010 – PRETORIA-WEST. 31-year-old Hein Roos had stopped at his mother’s house which is near his own – letting her know that he was back safely – and minutes later was shot dead by black gunmen from point-blank range just as he was getting into his Golf car. Nothing was stolen. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Kapers-skiet-jonge-voor-ma-se-huis-dood-20101203
Virginia Keppler and Armand Fourie report in Beeld newspaper.
The execution-style murder of the young Afrikaner is being described as a ‘thwarted hijacking’ however there seems to be no evidence for this claim: eye-witnesses Johan Robinson and his wife Ria said the young father : “just got out of his white Volkswagen Golf when the gunmen shot him repeatedly through the open window and ran off.’ Nothing was robbed.
‘ Police had to phone us back three times to get the correct spelling of the street name… ‘
Neighbour Johan Robinson said he ran outside when he heard a series of shots. “I heard someone scream: help help,’ he told the news media.
“My wife and I both immediately phoned the police. However they phoned me back three times to get the exact spelling of the street name and the ambulance only showed up 40 minutes later… I always tell my wife that if anything happens to me she should rather phone a breakdown truck because then I’d still have a chance to survive.. I think the breakdown guys must all be trained in para-medical skills,’ he said. Mr Robinson also picked up a hat at the crime scene which he suspects may have belonged to one of the killers.The shot man’s brother Pieter helped move Hein into his car with neighbours and rushed to Pretoria West hospital. His brother was declared dead upon arrival. Besides his mother and brother, Mr Roos leaves his wife Petra and children Bianca and Deon.
His brother said the shots were fired from up close through his brother’s chest. He suspects that they also fired towards his mother when she rushed from the front-door. Immediately after hearing the shots he ran from his mom’s house – and saw at least two black men run down Projectile Drive. “My brother was lying on the ground near the car. My mother ran back inside to phone the police.”
The investigating police also picked up three spent cartridges at the crime-scene: however very oddly, SAPS constable Nare Setati – asked for official comment as required – would ‘not confirm the incident’ – even though there were four police vehicles at the crime scene… http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Kapers-skiet-jonge-voor-ma-se-huis-dood-20101203