Gert Vermeulen Death – 57-year-old cyclist shot dead in Centurion

Gert Vermeulen Death – Obituary : 57-year-old Gert Vermeulen is dead after being shot to death during an armed robbery attack while cycling with other two persons, according to reports.

The incident happened in Centurion, Mnandi near Olievenhoutbosch at about 8:00 a.m., reports said.

Authorities are seeking for five possible suspect in the shooting dead.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Mavela Masondo said in a statement, “the suspects fired shots at Vermeulen and went ahead to take his bicycle before fleeing the scene.”

The professional cyclist was shot to his upper body. Police said they only made away with his bicycle.

Investigation is ongoing and officials say the incident is being investigated as a case of murder and armed robbery.