Ziyaad Janoo of Chicky Lamba fame killed

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Ziyaad ‘The Godfather’ Jaanoo of the Chicky Lamba saga fame was shot and killed on the East Rand on Tuesday night.

A family member told The Daily Vox that Jaanoo and his acquaintance were shot in a business deal involving diamonds that went wrong. When police arrived at the scene, Jaanoo was already dead, while his acquaintance was taken to hospital in Alberton. He remains in ICU.

“After 6pm police were called to a scene, in Boksburg next to Presley’s Nightclub, where there was a shooting. Two people were shot, they were driving an Audi A3. One died in the car and the other was airlifted to the hospital,” said Colonel Lungelo Dlamini, SAPS spokesperson. “Suspects are unknown at this stage, as we don’t know what the motive of the attack was. Nobody has been arrested at this stage.”


Jaanoo delivered the infamous line “I’ll take both your legs off with one bullet” in the 2014 viral Chicky Lamba video, which sparked a huge social media reaction at the time.

A family member confirmed that Jaanoo’s parents are flying back from Turkey on Wednesday and his funeral will be held on Wednesday evening. A statement is set to be released by the family later in the day.

Featured image via Wikimedia Commons 

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