Joseph Chabalala. Photo supplied

Security guard gunned down


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A security guard who stumbled into five alleged intruders scaling the wall of a Modimolle guesthouse has paid with his life.

The 39-year-old Joseph Chabalala was on patrol in the early hours of Tuesday, 3 October, when he stumbled into the alleged intruders.

The suspects were allegedly in the process of scaling one of the walls of the Sleep ‘n Go Guest House on Thabo Mbeki Street at Modimolle.

Warrant Officer James Findley of the Modimolle Police said violent crimes had escalated in the area in recent months. 

At the time of going to press, the exact details of the incident remained unknown, but unarmed Chabalala was shot and killed on the scene. 

He reportedly succeeded in pushing the panic button and members of BAS security, where he worked, responded to the situation. 

The attack occurred at 02:00 am.

Chabalala, who worked for BAS security for eight years, is survived by his wife Ester, offspring Lebo (17) and Surprise (11).

Findlay said the police would leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of the suspects.

8 months ago       05 October 2017