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gunTimesLive reports that the deaths of the two security guards who were killed in Soweto last week have left their employers and colleagues shattered.  

"We are battling to deal with it.  Our company has arranged for trauma counselling and it has helped a lot‚" 24/7 Security Services manager Andries Sibande said on Tuesday afternoon.  The two reaction officers‚ Eric Ngobese and Boykie Moyo‚ were gunned down near Maponya Mall on Wednesday.  Ngobese‚ 38‚ had worked for the company for over five years while Moyo‚ 47‚ had worked for the company for eight years.  Sibande said they would be remembered as hardworking‚ dedicated and career-driven men.  He added:  “The guys who responded to the scene and in the office are taking it very hard."  A video of the attack was captured by a high definition camera fitted inside a vehicle.  The vehicle was also fitted with a camera on the outside.  The 30-second video‚ which has been widely shared on social media‚ shows the moment the two guards are shot dead in broad daylight in what seems like close-range gunfire.  On Monday‚ the company's Geoff Schapiro said they believed the motive behind the attack was to disarm and steal the officers' firearms.

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