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jicminingThe Star reports that a chief executive of a Gupta-owned mining company, which is facing liquidation, has allegedly been assassinated in a movie-style drive-by hit.  

JIC Mining Services chief executive Jagannath Prasad “JP” Arora was apparently ambushed by gunmen while driving on New Road, Midrand, on Saturday night.  His vehicle was sprayed with bullets, claiming his life a short while after the brazen attack that happened after 11 pm.  Arora, who was alone in the car, had tried to save his life by driving to a nearby hospital with his bleeding body riddled by bullets.  However, he did not make it due to the extensive injuries and loss of a lot of blood.  Police found him already dead in his car.  As the motive for Arora’s killing is unknown, an investigation could shed light on why he was gunned down and who wanted him dead.  Formally registered as Westdawn Investments, the Midrand-based JIC specialised in underground mining in the gold, platinum and chrome sectors.  It was paralysed by debt that climbed to almost R60million.  Roughly 800 workers are facing losing their jobs at JIC.

  • Read the full original report in this regard by Bongani Nkosi at The Star


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