Gunmen at large after developer slain in Milnerton

Property developer Shafiq Naser was gunned down in Milnerton last week.

Police are investigating as the gunmen who killed Palestinian property developer Shafiq Naser in peak-hour traffic in Milnerton last week remain at large.

The shooters opened fire on Mr Naser from a motorbike while he was behind the wheel of a Mercedez-Benz G-Wagon on Bosmansdam Road.

Provincial police spokesman Sergeant Wesley Twigg said they were investigating whether Mr Naser had been armed and had shot back at his attackers before crashing into oncoming traffic on Wednesday October 4.

No arrests have been made.

“The investigating officer is pursuing all available leads in a bid to ensure a breakthrough,” Sergeant Twigg.

Friends of Mr Naser expressed shock and grief on social media and described him as a “generous and kind-hearted” person.

Mr Naser was the owner of Naser Construction and Naser Property in Century City, and his personal assistant, who did not want to be named, said the office would remain closed until she and her colleagues had dealt with the sudden death of their boss.

Mr Naser has a number of rental properties in the greater Milnerton area and had been involved in the development of buildings there, according to rezoning applications with the City.

A resident who had been renting a three-bedroom house from Mr Naser for the past three years said he was “a great man who believed in giving people second chances, but he was also feared by some tenants who never had a good relationship with him”.

Milnerton councillor Anthony Benadie said he was concerned about the brazen attack that had taken place in broad daylight.