Durban – A popular trucking company boss and owner of Glazer Motors Engen garage was gunned down by an unknown man on Wednesday afternoon at his business in Rossburgh.
His family is urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward as they are questioning the motive for the crime.
Kidesh Ramjettan, 37, was standing outside his Engen garage, Glazer Motors, at around 4pm chatting to a customer when an unknown man walked up to him, shot him and ran off with his cellphone in hand.
Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane said Umbilo police station was investigating a case of murder.
“No arrest has been made as yet,” Zwane said.
Ramjettan’s uncle, Prethumb Bechen, said it was unlikely his nephew had any enemies but the family did not want to speculate.
“He was such a bubbly and sociable person who loved a good laugh. It would be unlike him to have any enemies. But at this point, we are just leaving it up to the police and concentrating on taking care of the family who is not coping with his death,” he said.
The family also made a plea to anyone with information regarding the shooting or the suspect involved to please contact the Umbilo police station.
Ramjettan is survived by his wife Lonica – an optometrist from Merebank – and their 2-year-old son, Kiaan.
Regular customers visited the garage to offer their condolences to the staff and management and one of the managers became tearful while talking to customers.
The family said Ramjettan’s funeral would be held at the Clare Estate Crematorium at 3pm on Saturday as they awaited his eldest brother, Anesh, who was returning from China.
The family has released a video of the shooting in the hope of finding information on the killers.