18/08/2011

Arrest Over Murder Of Irish Couple In South Africa

A man is reported to have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Irish man and his wife in South Africa.

It is believed that the man is the 75-year-old father of the woman who was killed.

The 53-year-old Irish man, who has been named in reports as Kevin McGuirk, is understood to have lived in South Africa for ten years.

He was shot dead in his home in Alberton, near Johannesburg, along with his South African wife Kim, 34.

Mr McGuirk, who is originally from Balgriffin, Co. Dublin, was the managing director of a scuba diving company, Africa Diving, which is based in Alberton.

(KMcA/BMcC)

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