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Cypriot Killed by Robbers in Pretoria, South Africa

george savvides shot in pretoriaA 67-year-old Cypriot living in Pretoria, South Africa, has been murdered by two robbers in his home during the course of a burglary, according to a state radio report.

Georgios Savvides was confronted at his front door by the burglars, one of whom shot him at point-blank range. They then stole his wife's handbag and a mobile telephone and escaped.

According to the latest crime statistics on South Africa, Pretoria is one of the most dangerous places when it comes to house robberies. Hijackings, bank robberies and business robberies have also soared in the last year.


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