Former KwaZulu Natal Head of Hawks, General Johan Booysen Picture: Karen Sandison/African News Agency(ANA)
Former KwaZulu Natal Head of Hawks, General Johan Booysen Picture: Karen Sandison/African News Agency(ANA)

Former KZN top cop Johan Booysen survives assassination attempt

By Se-Anne Rall Time of article published Jan 25, 2021

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DURBAN - RETIRED policeman, Johan Booysen has survived an apparent hit on his life on Monday. In an interview, Booysen said his attacker tried to fire at him but both times, the firearm did not shoot.

Speaking to News24, Booysen said he had just gotten home when he noticed a man drive in behind him.

He said a man ran up to his window and pulled the trigger but the gun wound not fire.

Booysen said the man managed to get closer to his vehicle and again the gun would not fire.

He said a neighbour standing on a balcony nearby shouted at the man and a second man alighted from the vehicle. Booysen said the men then fled.

He added that the men had waited for him to get home. Booysen now lives in Pretoria. The former Hawks head in KZN went into early retirement in 2017 after 42 years of service.

* This is a developing story

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