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Azaadville father & son gunned down in robbery

Haroon Saleh died at the scene this morning, while his son later succumbed to his wounds in hospital.

Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The son of a well-known Azaadville activist who was gunned down this morning has now died from his wounds.

Sixty-five-year-old Haroon Saley and his 29-year-old son, Yusuf, were both shot by robbers in their home in the west of Johannesburg.

Haroon died shortly after the attack, while his son was airlifted to the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds.

Haroon was a senior member of Crescent of Hope, an NGO.

The Organisation's Ismail Kholvadia said, "We have just received confirmation that his son, Yusuf Saleh, has also passed away. It is sad news and not only for us, but for South Africa at large."

It's understood two armed men broke into their home in the early hours of this morning while they were sleeping.

The suspects tied up the family demanding cash and valuables.

The police's Rebecca Phiti said nothing was taken from the house.

"[Yusuf] heard [the commotion] from his room and he came screaming. When he screamed, the suspects took out the firearm and shot him. They then shot the father, who died on the scene."

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