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randwaterTimesLIVE reports that two of the three men arrested for the murder of Rand Water executive Teboho Joala and his bodyguard Sifiso Shange can be seen in short videos taken before and during the assassination.

Joala was shot eight times in full view of his colleagues and pupils in the Zakariyya Park community hall while attending a back to school charity event on 29 January. Suspects Khulekani Ntombela and Lindani Mtshali appeared in the Lenasia Magistrate’s Court this week. They were charged with two counts of premeditated murder and three of attempted murder. Mdluli can be seen in the video wearing a striped T-shirt seated with schoolchildren moments before the shooting. The footage shows him rushing to the stage and shooting. Ntombela was also captured in the footage, walking around the hall before the shooting started. Speaking to media after the court appearance, Johannesburg council chief whip Sithembiso Zungu, who sat next to Joala when the assailant posing as a community member killed Joala, said he recognised the shooter at first glance in court. Zungu was also shot at by the man who killed Joala. Zungu believes his life was spared when the assassin's gun apparently ran out of bullets. Rand Water management applauded the police for arresting the suspects three months after the double murder tragedy.

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