Family increase reward to R300k for info on petrol station ‘hit’

27 September 2018 - 17:29 By Lwandile Bhengu
The family of slain Durban businessman Kidesh Ramjettan raised the reward amount to R300‚000 for any information that will lead to the arrest of his killer.
The family of slain Durban businessman Kidesh Ramjettan raised the reward amount to R300‚000 for any information that will lead to the arrest of his killer.

The family of slain Durban businessman Kidesh Ramjettan has upped the ante with a R300‚000 reward for any information that will lead to the arrest of his killer.

In chilling video footage of the murder‚ a man enters the petrol forecourt and walks straight to Ramjettan who is conversation with someone in a car. The man pulls out a gun and shoots Ramjettan in the back of the head. The businessman falls to the ground and the man then casually walks away.

Ramjettan's brother‚ Anesh‚ said that since the shooting‚ his 80-year-old father‚ Balraj‚ wept every day for his youngest child.

“This is like our last-ditch attempt to get to the bottom of my brother's killing. This is no longer about money but about bringing closure to my parents‚” said Anesh.

“We had received information from people as far as Johannesburg but it has not yet amounted to anything.

"With this new reward we are asking everyone from members of the public to private investigators to help us make sure my brother's killers are arrested and convicted.

“We still have faith in our justice system. We believe that if the police are able to get the right information his killers will be found‚” said Anesh.

He added that his brother's wife and two-year-old son were also finding it hard to come to terms with Ramjettan’s death.

“I don’t think it has really sunk in for them that he is gone‚ it has sunk into any of us‚” he said.

Anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of Ramjetten’s killer is urged to contact Warrant officer Nagaser on 083 795 1295.

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