Chilling warning ahead of hit attempt on tobacco baron

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Just hours before millionaire tobacco boss Simon Rudland was critically wounded in an attempted assassination in Norwood, Johannesburg on Wednesday, another cigarette-manufacturing tycoon, Yusuf Kajee, sounded an ominous warning.

Writing to other members of the Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association (Fita) on a WhatsApp group, Kajee, of Amalgamated Tobacco Manufacturers (ATM), told of rampant mistrust within their ranks and laid bare details of a spoiled assassination attempt on another player in the cigarette industry, identified only as “Paul”...

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