According to officials, an accountant in South Africa who was investigating high-level corruption cases was shot dead together with his son by unknown gunmen.
Cloete Murray, 50, was attacked by unidentified intruders while driving in Johannesburg with his 28-year-old son Thomas, a legal counsel, according to the BBC on Sunday.
Murray was brought to the hospital and eventually died of his injuries, while his son died at the site.
According to South African media, they were driving their white Toyota Prado towards their house in Pretoria.
Murray, 50, was the liquidator for Bosasa, a corporation embroiled in a number of government contracting scandals.
He also served as a liquidator for companies tied to the rich Gupta brothers, who deny any involvement.
According to the BBC, authorities will investigate whether there is a link between Murray’s murder and these corruption probes.
Murray’s function as a court-appointed company liquidator was to investigate the accounts of failed businesses, collect assets, and report any criminal activity.
Bosasa, a government contractor specialising in prison services, was one of the companies.