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Cape Town - A security guard dodged death on three occasions only to be gunned down in an ambush at a doctor’s surgery.
Elias Dyasi, 59, came face to face with death three times in the last two weeks.
But, on Monday afternoon, he was gunned down and robbed of his firearm.
The devoted dad was standing outside the doctor’s offices that he guards, washing some grapes he had just bought from a nearby vendor, when he came under fire.
His attackers didn’t care that it was broad daylight and there were people doing their shopping in Site C Khayelitsha when they opened fire.
The two men jumped out of a white Opel Corsa and shot Elias several times before taking his gun and speeding off.
Elias was rushed to a Khayelitsha hospital with a number of bullet wounds but passed away upon arrival.
A close friend, who refused to be named, told the Daily Voice that Elias survived three attempts on his life in less than two weeks.
“First a group of men who were travelling in a car pointed a firearm at him two weeks ago,” the man said.
“Again in the same week a man he was walking with was shot in the leg when they came under fire.
“And then a group of men threatened him with a gun again last week.”
They suspect the same suspects are behind the fatal shooting.
Colleague Mongezi Seti, 58, said he spoke to Elias just minutes before he was shot.
“I was sitting with him and just went inside the office. In less than a minute I heard gunshots outside,” he said.
“But when I went out, I saw him (Elias) lying on his back, his gun holster was lying metres away from him.”
Elias’ daughter Babalwa Sofuthe, 22, said that she last spoke to her dad an hour before his death.
“I cannot believe that my dad is dead,” she said.
“He died just an hour after I spoke to him”
Khayelitsha cops said that a case of murder is being investigated.