Businessman lured to an isolated location and brutally murdered


It seems that a motor vehicle theft and hijacking syndicate is operating with a new modus operandi of luring businessman to distant and rural locations for quotes and then killing and robbing them of their vehicles.

Gert Pretorius (49), who is in the aluminum and glass business, operating out of Vryheid, was asked to go to the Jozini area to deliver a quote on Sunday 22 September 2019.

On his arrival he was shot in the face and his vehicle robbed.
Gert Pretorius body was found on Monday morning in the Kosi Bay area.

It is believed that the syndicate especially hijacks bakkies that then get smuggled over the border.

The Pretorius family are distraught over the senseless and brutal murder.