Sjoe, this is a lot to process: A local businessman was shot multiple times on Thursday morning as he dined at the Tasha’s restaurant in Rosebank Mall, Johannesburg. It’s suspected that he was the victim of an ‘alleged hit-job’, leaving dozens of patrons horrified.
Man shot dead in Tasha’s, Rosebank Mall
The execution itself is as brazen as it gets. It’s reported that two gunman casually strolled into the restaurant, locating their target within a few moments. The victim had just placed an order for his food, before he was peppered by a hail of bullets.
Casually, the men left Tasha’s, hopped in a getaway vehicle, and sped away. The manager of the Rosebank Mall restaurant spoke to the media shortly after this ordeal, and he described the harrowing scene as a ‘terrible experience’:
Johannesburg mall manager ‘shaken’ by alleged hit
He confirmed that the incident took place just after 10:30, and it was all over and done with fairly quickly:
Two gunmen entered into a restaurant at the Rosebank Mall firing multiple shots at a customer who had just ordered his food. After the shooting, the men walked away to a getaway car and they drove off. A Mall Manager Jason said it was a terrible experience hearing many gunshots. pic.twitter.com/i17kECa75O— BEAST OF NEWS (@EversonLuhanga) June 9, 2022
Johannesburg Tasha’s combed for clues
A police investigation has indeed been launched. The suspects fled through Rosebank Firs before jumping into their getaway car. Patrons were cleared out of Tasha’s immediately, as SAPS officials and forensic teams descended upon the popular eatery.
Although the motive is yet to be established, police are entertaining the idea of a pre-meditated hit.
BREAKING: A man has been shot dead in #Tashas at Rosebank mall in an apparent hit. Eyewitnesses say two men entered the popular restaurant and fired multiple shots at the businessman before fleeing on foot through the Rosebank Firs. #eNCA pic.twitter.com/sbMkAS4GLq— Govan Whittles (@van1go) June 9, 2022