Shortly before he was gunned down, Cape Town gangland figure Cyril Beeka sipped coffee and chatted about bar stools.
"They came at around 4pm. He always came to visit when he was in the area. We chatted like we normally did. Both of us owned properties and would speak about that," said Booysen.
"We had coffee and I remember saying to him: 'If I don't use these [several bar stools
], I'll give it to you.' . He was a good friend."
Booysen said Beeka didn't seem uneasy and the two left before 5pm. Kovacevic was driving the BMW X5 they were travelling in.
A short distance away, two men on a motorcycle pulled up next to the car and the passenger opened fire. Beeka died on the scene and Kovacevic was airlifted to hospital.
"No one deserves to die like this. He was a good businessman and he was good to others," said Booysen.
There was drama on Tuesday night at the home of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir, the man police suspect ordered the hit on Beeka.
Krejcir's lawyer, Ian Small-Smith, was refused entry to the house where police ordered Krejcir's teenage son and his wife's employee, Michalis Arsiotis, onto the floor.
The boy and Arsiotis gave conflicting accounts of Krejcir's whereabouts. The son told officers his father was "700km away in Durban" and that he had last seen him on Saturday. Arsiotis claimed to have seen Krejcir on Sunday. Both were taken away for questioning.
Residents of the suburb, who were watching the raid by the Hawks, said the street was "always busy", even after their former neighbour, strip boss Lolly Jackson, was murdered.
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