SA Chrysler CEO shot in Gauteng

2013-02-13 09:42

MIDRAND - Chrysler SA and Fiat South Africa’s joint CEO Trent Barcroft is in a critical condition in hospital after being shot during an armed robbery in Waterfall Park in Midrand.

Barcroft and his wife Cathy were on their way home from a shopping trip on February 9 2013 when the robbers attacked. Chrysler SA reports that Barcroft and his wife were followed after they went shopping.


The United States embassy confirmed that a vehicle rammed their car. When Barcroft got out to exchange details with the other driver he was shot in the stomach. His wife Cathy was unhurt.

Police spokeswoman Captain Kym Cloete said: “He was with his wife, who was unharmed. He was shot in the stomach and the attackers took jewellery, cellphones and the wife's handbag.”

Barcroft is being treated at the Sunninghill Hospital, Johannesburg and remains in intensive care.

Chrysler media relations manager Richard Sloman said "He (Barcroft) was taken to the Sunninghill Hospital and treated accordingly. He remains in ICU and is progressing wel and is expected to make a full recovery."

He added that his wife "was still very shocked by the shooting".

A management division at the company will be in charge of the day-to-day running of the company until Barcroft has recovered.

Wheels24, whose staff members have frequently met Trent at automotive functions, wish him a swift and complete recovery.

  • Kwashic - 2013-02-13 10:43

    Wish him well. Why didnt they just take the damn stuff and not shoot? Nobody is safe any more!

  • jango.za - 2013-02-13 12:29

    Does our country's already pathetic investment profile the world of good.

  • bertus.pretorius.1 - 2013-02-13 19:48

    ...no foreigners to own land and now an international company's CEO shot... but please invest in SA, mister Zuma?

  • trevor.roberts.148 - 2013-02-14 00:48

    Is anyone really suprised this happened???.

  • john.oxley1 - 2013-02-14 20:07

    Sorry to read this. Trent is a great guy and I'm glad to see he's progressing well. All our best from New Zealand on this sad day.

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