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N4 murder victim, Juandre Kidson, was shot execution style while begging for mercy, says brother

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Juandre Kidson, who was killed during a robbery on N4 near Brits was shot in the head, execution style, in front of his wife and baby while begging for mercy for his family.

This is according to his brother Marco Kidson. He says that his brother was shot and killed while he pleaded for the robbers to spare his life.

“He begged them to take everything that they had and to just leave his wife and child. While he was doing this, he was cold-bloodedly shot in the head.”

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Juandre was declared dead on the scene.

His wife, Johanette, was shot in the shoulder as she fought the robbers off, who tried to grab their baby from her arms.

The couple and their baby were driving on the Bakwena N4 towards Brits in their Hyundai SUV around 20:00 when they drove over rocks near the R512/Randburg exit.

Juandre stopped to replace a punctured tyre, and while he was busy, three armed men approached. Police said the three men overpowered Juandre and shot him in the head.

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Marco said that if this area is known for being a hotspot for these incidents with police and the MEC for Community Safety well aware of the dangers, they as a family demand to know what is being done to prevent these types of crimes from reoccurring continuously.

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“We want to know from the Minister of Police how many innocent people still have to die before something is done about this.

“The police must tell us what they have doing to improve security measures on the “platinum’ N4, which is a National route that we pay e-toll to use. They implemented E-tolls that was supposed to bring greater safety to our roads. Where is our safety? ” Marco wanted to know.

Cele’s spokesperson Lirandzu Themba said the road is patrolled by Highway Patrol Unit, District Crime Combatting Unit and the station’s Visible policing as part of providing security. The district is also embarking on media awareness activities to sensitise motorists.

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