Police are appealing to motorists to be extra cautious when returning home late at night or the early hours of the morning.
This comes after Mubashir Mohammed also known as ‘Mobie’ (30) was shot and killed in a carjacking outside his home last week Wednesday, 17 October.
According to police, the driver passed away at a local hospital after being a victim of a carjacking. It is alleged that Mohamed had returned home with his family at Saffron Street in Shallcross when he was accosted by two armed suspects.
The suspects shot the driver before fleeing with his motor vehicle, a white Golf 7 which has not been recovered. SAPS Chatsworth are investigating a case of murder and carjacking.
Mohammed’s father, Rakman Mohammed recalled the tragic incident, which took his son’s life.
“He went to a school meeting in Shallcross, and he stopped at his in-laws place to pick up his kids and drove down the road to his house. His family got off the vehicle and he was still in the vehicle when two men approached him. He got off the vehicle and struggled with them because of his family being right there,” he said. His father added that Mohammed pulled off the balaclava from one of the guys and that’s when they opened fire on him.
They fired several rounds but two hit him. Family friend and neighbour for the past 15 years, Wahab Haniff, described Mohammed as a true hero.
“After we heard more than one gunshot, my son Zubhir and neighbours rushed him to RK Khan in a private vehicle but he sadly passed away. Mobie, was a person who always had a smile on his face and ever willing to help the community,” he said.
Mohammed was part of the Low Down Custom Club, and in his honour, a convoy of more than 350 vehicles drove from Chatsworth Stadium to Chiltern Heights, last week. Captain Cheryl Naidoo, Inner South Cluster Communications Officer said vehicles need to be checked regularly.
“We advise motorist that the tracking devices are checked on a regular basis and the details of the tracking company is available at all times. This will assist police to activate the necessary departments and possible recovery of the vehicle. The first point of contact must be the police as police officers can immediately circulate and activate the necessary departments,” she said.
Mohammed was laid to rest on Thursday, 18 October. Anyone who witnessed this incident is urged to contact the investigating officer, Detective Constable Khanyile on 073 314 3757, alternatively call SAPS Chatsworth at Room DLG 11.