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Retired journalist Jeremy Gordin killers not yet found

JOHANNESBURG -Police in Gauteng said no arrests had been made in the murder of retired journalist Jeremy Gordin, who was discovered dead at his home in Parkview, Johannesburg.

Gordin was discovered on the floor of his home on Friday night after his family was unable to reach him.

According to police, preliminary investigations revealed that his car and television were both missing.

Police spokesperson Mavela Masondo: “A preliminary investigation was conducted and it was discovered that the television and the deceased’s motor vehicle were stolen. No arrests have been made and police have launched a manhunt for the suspect.”

of the Daily Sun. He was an author who co-authored two investigative journalism books, The Infernal Tower and A Long Night’s Damage. He also published a biography of former president Jacob Zuma, Zuma: A Biography in 2010, and three volumes of poetry.

In later years, he ran the Justice Project at the University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Journalism. Recently, he was a regular columnist for Politicsweb.

“It is reported that the family of the deceased was in Cape Town when they tried to contact him but he could not be reached,” said a statement issued in the name of Lieutenant-Colonel Mavela Masondo, a police spokesperson.

A family friend went to check up on Gordin. “Upon arrival, she found the back door of the main house locked and the key of the door was in the lock on the outside… she entered the house and discovered that it was ransacked,” added Masondo.

Jeremy Gordin was already dead with multiple injuries. A television and Gordin’s car were stolen.

“No arrests have been made and a manhunt for the suspect(s) is underway,” said Masondo.

According to News24, Gordin’s wife was making her way from Cape Town to Johannesburg.

“He was a big character, passionate about writing, literature and life, with a prodigious appetite for it all,” said Anton Harber, the executive director of the Campaign for Free Expression and Caxton professor of journalism at Wits University.

In August 2009, Jeremy Gordin joined the Wits Justice Project where he investigated cases of wrongful conviction. Harber told Daily Maverick on Sunday: “Most notable was his role in tackling the case of two innocent ANC men, Fusi Mofokeng and Tshokolo Mofokeng, who were jailed for many years and neglected by the organisation… Jeremy was central to the team that investigated and campaigned for their release.


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