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Eldorado Park activist against drug dealers, Ayob Mungalee, shot dead

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Activist Ayob Mungalee has been shot dead in Eldorado Park, Johannesburg. AYOB Mungalee, who was a former People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad) co-ordinator in Gauteng was gunned down on Sunday evening.

News of Mungalee’s death has left Eldorado Park residents devastated and bemoaning his death at the hands of criminals who he has always fought to rid from the community.

Anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee wrote on social media about the shooting of Mungalee. According to Abramjee, Ayob recently mobilised the community to take a stand against drug dealers in the area.

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Not much information was shared about his death.

His death comes as the country is still mourning the passing of Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, known professionally as AKA, who was also gunned down in an apparent hit in Durban.

The execution-style killing of the two in the same weekend has once again sparked the discussion of out-of-control crime in the country which seems to go unabated.

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Watch | Video of lifeless body of AKA moments after being shot goes viral

AKA was killed along with his close friend, the chef and entrepreneur Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane.

The two friends were shot while they were leaving a popular restaurant on Florida Road in Morningside. They were thought to have been heading to a nightclub for a performance as part of Forbes’ birthday celebrations.

Police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda told SA Trucker that the rapper and his friend were walking to their car when they were approached by two armed men who shot them at close range.

The assailants then fled the scene on foot.

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Police have said they don’t want to speculate on whether the murders were a result of a hit but said that possibility cannot be ruled out.

CCTV footage of the shooting went viral on social media.

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