Mr Gim Min Wa, 49, Chinese citizen, murdered by a five-member assassin-gang who came looking for him at security complex
Sept 9 2011 - Hilda Fourie, journalist at Beeld newspaper, writes that a five-member armed gang of sadistic black males attacked the Sommerso-security complex in Sanddappel Street, Florauna, Pretoria North, tied up the residents and said they were looking for a Chinese immigrants who lived in the complex.
The gang of assassins said they were 'there to kill the Chinaman'. SAPS capt Solly Marindi said the gang attacked in broad daylight at 8:30am - after a black maid had left open the security gate while putting out the garbage on the street.It's not known if she did this accidentially or on purpose. However the maid identified only as Annie, and her employers Fred and Ria Greyling were the first victims of the gang. After leaving open the gate, the maid ran inside their flat and warned that there were two suspicious cars in the complex.
Mr Greyling rushed out, but immediately saw the armed gang and ran back inside: too late: the attackers grabbed him and Annie, forced them inside the house and tied them up.
Mr Greyling: "They told us they weren't there to kill us; they were there for the Chinaman. One of the Chinese residents also was attacked at the gate by a gunman two months ago.'
Mrs Greyling, 52, was in her room at her usual morning-prayer. "I was on my knees, praying when a gunman tapped me on the shoulder with a firearm," she said.
The attackers took Mrs Greyling's jewellery (and cellphone to stop them from raising the alarm), and then went to Unit 1 where 4 Chinese immigrants are living.
Marinda said the four Chinese immigrants saw the attackers approaching and pushed closed the front door, with the attack-gang eventually getting inside.
'A struggle broke out between the Chinese citizens and the attackers inside the flat: and one man named Gim Min Wa, 49, was shot dead. They took no money.' said Marindi.
On their way out the attack gang hijacked a car driven by Nico Hattingh of Graaff-Reinet and was visiting his sister Mrs Julie de Klerk and his mother Mrs Grietie Hattingh, 78 in Unit 5.
Mr Hattingh was just driving into the complex to pick up his mom for breakfast in a borrowed Mercedes-Benz C200. The merc was recovered through its tracking system.
The attackers fled in the Ford Bantam and VW Golf in which they had arrived. Nobody was arrested.