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randwaterTimesLIVE reports that a Rand Water executive who was gunned down on Monday during a back-to-school event in Zakariyya Park, south of Johannesburg, had bodyguards due to previous death threats.

Rand Water chief shared services officer Teboho Joala was one of two people who died after a group of men entered the hall where the entity was hosting a function and started shooting. The second person killed was Joala's protector. The attackers fled in a getaway vehicle. The motive for the shooting is unknown at this stage. “Two people were declared dead on the scene while three were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds,” said a police spokesperson. City of Johannesburg chief whip Sithembiso Zungu was among the wounded and is recovering in hospital. Rand Water executives were present for the handover of 1,670 pairs of school shoes and uniforms to pupils from eight schools. They were joined by the chief whip, who is also the ward councillor for the area. Joala joined Rand Water in 2019 as general manager for communications and stakeholder management. He was appointed to his current position in 2021. Joala had several protectors with him at the time of his death. ANC Gauteng spokesperson Lesego Makhubela told Newzroom Afrika: “He (Joala) was heavily guarded because of threats on his life. Yesterday [Monday] he had around four bodyguards because of the death threats and one bodyguard was fatally shot. Two are fighting for their lives in hospital,”

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Khanyisile Ngcobo at TimesLIVE
  • Read too, Murdered Rand Water exec Teboho Joala received death threats for some time, at EWN
  • And also, Witness watched in horror as Rand Water chief gunned down in cold blood in front of pupils, at News24

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