'He died brutally': Murdered Lawrence Masinge's friends, clients demand justice

The 40-year-old fitness trainer was giving a virtual cardio session live via Zoom at his Atteridgeville home on Wednesday night when a man burst into frame and shot him multiple times.

Lawrence Masinge. Picture: Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - Clients and friends of murdered Pretoria fitness trainer Lawrence Masinge are demanding swift justice after he was killed live on camera..

The 40-year-old man was giving a virtual cardio session live via Zoom at his Atteridgeville home on Wednesday night when a man burst into frame and shot him multiple times.

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Masinge's clients, some of whom were participating in the session at the time of the shooting, have sought counselling to help them deal with the trauma of witnessing the murder.

A distraught Rachel Tolo was Masinge’s client, friend and accountant.

She last joined a fitness session on Tuesday and said that little did she know that it would be the last time she'd see him alive.

Tolo has described Masinge as a passionate, disciplined, patient and courageous man who loved God.

"We just want justice. He died brutally. That was so cold-blooded. We want justice for Lawrence. He didn't deserve to die like that."

The motive for the shooting in Masinge's home fitness studio is not yet known.