Top security expert murdered
Police have launched a hunt for suspects following the shooting of one of South Africa’s top security experts on Friday night. Ben van Deventer, a former SA Police Service director, was shot at his home in Wierda Park in Pretoria, when he opened his front door to investigate a disturbance. Police confirmed to the Sunday Times that he had been shot twice in the head. Van Deventer, who left the police last year, was to have overseen security arrangements for Manchester United’s visit in July. The 44-year-old father of two had been responsible for security at major international sporting and political events.