A case of murder has been opened following Wednesday morning’s alleged road rage death in Bonaero Park.
Boksburg resident Louis Jansen van Rensburg (53) was shot and killed at about 7.30am on Daeraad Road.
Jansen van Rensburg was killed by a single bullet which struck him in the face. He was on his way to work at the airport when he died.
Although EXPRESS knows the name of the suspect, his identity cannot be revealed until he has appeared in court. According to those who know him, the 45-year-old man is a Bonaero Park resident. His two young daughters were in the car with him when the incident happened.
A witness, who was reversing out of his driveway at the time of the incident, explained to EXPRESS what he saw just before Jansen van Rensburg was gunned down. Jansen van Rensburg was driving a dark grey Isuzu bakkie and the suspect was in a white VW sedan.
“I was taking my children to school when I saw two cars coming down Carp Road. The guy in the white car skipped the stop sign and just randomly stopped in the middle of the road. Jansen van Rensburg tried to drive around the white car to overtake it. The white sedan then turned right into Daeraad Road, with Jansen van Rensburg following him,” the witness recalled.
Jansen van Rensburg stopped his car on the side of the road, a few meters behind the sedan. According to the witness, he initially thought the two were travelling together and got lost.
“After the two cars had stopped, the victim got out of his bakkie and walked over to the suspect’s vehicle.”
The next thing he saw was Jansen van Rensburg allegedly slapping the suspect through the car window.
“That’s when I realised something wrong was happening. Soon after the slapping, I heard a gunshot. When I turned to look, the victim had fallen to the ground.”
Another Bonaero Park resident, who passed by just after the incident, said he found the suspect standing outside his car, in tears and in total shock.
Kempton SAPS, the metro police, forensics unit as well as the community watch were at the scene.
Kempton SAPS spokesman, Capt Jethro Mtshali, confirmed a case of murder had been opened.
Jansen van Rensburg apparently worked at the airport at air traffic control. Some of his colleagues who were at the scene were also on their way to work, as they use the same route. After identifying his car, some stopped to find out what was happening.
They described him as a wonderful guy and “there is nothing bad to say about him”.