Man shot dead in car in Welkom Mall parking lot (video may disturb sensitive viewers)

SOUTH AFRICA – A 54-year-old man was shot at close range while sitting in his car outside a shopping centre in Welkom on Saturday, police said on Sunday.

South Africa has a high record of carjackings when compared with other industrialised countries. Insurance company Hollard Insurance stated in 2007 that they would no longer insure Volkswagen Citi Golfs, as they were one of the country’s most frequently carjacked vehicles.

Certain high-risk areas are marked with road signs indicating a high incidence of carjackings within the locality.