Footage of the assassination of Limpopo Auditor, Professor Mohammed Saber Tayob, has started making rounds on social media.

The video shows Prof Tayob jogging on Sunday 13 March, at around 6:30am, along Munnik road which is in Setpark Suburb, Polokwane.

A white VW Polo passes him and stops. Tayob continues to run towards the Polo. A man comes out of the Polo and shoots Tayob multiple times before the Polo speeds off.

Professor Tayob was the Director of the School of Accountancy at the University of Limpopo and also worked for a number of audit firms.


Many messages of Condolences have been sent to the Tayob family.

The South African Accounting body, SAICA, said :

SAICA notes with shock and sadness the passing of Professor Mohammed Saber Tayob.

He was a valued CA(SA) ambassador and was instrumental in seeing that the University of Limpopo receive SAICA accreditation for its BCom under- and post-graduate degrees in order to provide access to the chartered accountancy route to previously disadvantaged individuals in the province.

He contributed greatly to the development of prospective chartered accountants and we will miss him dearly.