Benni McCarthy robbed at gunpoint in Johannesburg


South African football legend, Benni McCarthy, has been robbed at gun-point in Johannesburg earlier on Tuesday afternoon.

Benni had just landed at the OR Tambo International Airport this morning to do television work for SuperSport.

According to someone, who was inside the barber shop in Melrose Arch on Tuesday, the incident happened just after 1 pm to great shock of everyone there.

The source told the media that McCarthy was with a very close friend of his, Percy, at the time of the ordeal.

“Benni came into the barbershop with his friend, a guy called Percy, and soon after three guys walked in. The one closed the door and they pulled out handguns. It was all planned, they were hiding the guns under the magazines and cocked the guns when they took them out.

“They knew exactly what they were doing. They were targeting Benni. They walked straight to him and asked for his wedding ring, watch and earrings.”

“There were about nine people in the barber shop and the people were prepared to give their wallets and watches to the guys, but they said they didn’t want any of it. They only wanted Benni’s stuff,” said the source.

According to the source, Benni, his friend and the other people were shaken by the incident.

Story by Joy Sports/Gary Al-Smith


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