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randwaterSowetanLive reports that the murder of Rand Water executive Teboho Joala has sparked fears at the bulk water provider's offices, with management rushing to beef up security.

Board chairperson Ramateu Monyokolo said that Monday's mysterious attack on Joala had caused anxiety and that plans had been made swiftly to protect people in strategic positions at the company. He added that a team would be doing a security assessment that would guide them on other potential threats. "Nobody knows who is next – for now we will remain vigilant and be cautious wherever we go and in whatever we do [and] just to keep looking over our shoulders,” Monyokolo indicated. Joala, a chief shared services officer at Rand Water, was gunned down during a back-to-school event organised by the entity at Zakariyya Park, south of Johannesburg, on Monday. He and his protector died after a group of men entered a hall where he was handing over school uniforms and shoes to pupils from different schools. City of Joburg chief whip Sithembiso Zungu was among the wounded and is recovering in hospital. Monyokolo said to his knowledge, nobody from the water utility had ever got death threats because of the work they did. Asked why the executives needed bodyguards, Monyokolo said it was based on a security assessment. According to Rand Water's spokesperson Makenosi Maroo, its executives only started having bodyguards less than a year ago. Maroo said she did not know what had brought about the decision.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Jeanette Chabalala at SowetanLive

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