Taliep Petersen gunned down
By Nadia Samie
17 December 2006
Local entertainer Taliep Petersen was murdered at his home in Grassmear Road, Athlone at around midnight last night. He was killed execution style with a single gun shot wound to the side of his neck.
Petersen’s other family members in the house including his wife, son and daughter-in -law were unharmed.
Sources close to the investigation say that at first glance the motive appears to be robbery R87 000 in cash was stolen in the safe as well as smaller items such as cellphones and watches.
Sources say due to the modus operandi of the killing, a professional hit cannot be ruled out.
In line with Muslim custom Petersen will be buried later today.
Petersen will be fondly remembered for his productions such as District Six: The Musical.
Police are investigating a case of murder, no arrests have yet been made. Anyone with in formation can contact Athlone police at 697 924 0 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111.