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Mysterious Disappearance Of Markus Jooste! Police Still Can’t Confirm Death

They revealed that the deceased had succumbed to a fatal gunshot wound to the head shortly after being taken to a private hospital. The incident occurred at Kwaaiwater Beach in Hermanus, near Jooste's holiday home.

It has been almost a month since the alleged suicide of Markus Jooste, yet the police have provided no information regarding his body or any plans for a funeral. In fact, they cannot even confirm his death.

The circumstances surrounding Jooste’s demise are shrouded in mystery, adding to the intrigue of this high-profile case.

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Last month, Markus Jooste allegedly died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on a beach in Hermanus. This tragic event occurred just one day after he was fined a staggering R475 million for accounting fraud at Steinhoff, the multinational holding company he was associated with.

The National Prosecuting Authority had also issued a warrant for his arrest. However, the authorities are now claiming that they are still investigating the details of the shooting.

The police have been unable to provide any information regarding the death or the location of Markus Jooste’s body. According to the Sunday Independent, queries about the body’s whereabouts should be directed to the Department of Health.

Western Cape Police spokesperson Colonel Andre Traut stated that the number of police officers involved in the emergency response is not released to the media due to operational reasons. He also confirmed that the death inquest case docket is still under investigation with no new developments to report.

Shortly after the alleged shooting took place, the police issued a statement confirming the opening of an inquest docket for further investigation.

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They revealed that the deceased had succumbed to a fatal gunshot wound to the head shortly after being taken to a private hospital. The incident occurred at Kwaaiwater Beach in Hermanus, near Jooste’s holiday home.

According to reports from Biz News’s Alec Hogg, Markus Jooste took his final steps down the famous Hermanus cliff path walk.

At the end of the trail, on Kwaaiwater Beach, he reportedly shot himself in the head. The location of the incident is just a short distance from his mansion in the coastal city.

Witnesses claim that he used a silencer to reduce the sound of the gunshot. Jooste was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the Hermanus Mediclinic.

With no news of a body, there is also no information regarding a funeral service for Markus Jooste. This lack of information has left many South Africans unsurprised, drawing comparisons to other high-profile white-collar criminals who have managed to evade justice or fake their own deaths.

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Thabo Bester, for example, successfully faked his death to foil a prison escape, while Gavin Watson and Brett Kebble are other infamous figures in this realm.

As the investigation into Markus Jooste’s death continues, the public eagerly awaits any new developments that may shed light on this mysterious case. Until then, the whereabouts of his body and the plans for a funeral remain unknown.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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