Cheslyn Malgas, 24, was planning to leave for Durban next week for work and was excited to support his family.
But while Cheslyn waited in front of his home in Fritzpatrick and Steyn Street in Eastridge on Friday at 8am, he was shot and killed.
A witness says three men had walked down the street and one of them pulled out a gun and began shooting.
Cheslyn was hit in the back and neck died on the scene.
None of his belongings were taken.
Shocked neighbours stood comforting Cheslyn’s mother, Natasha Malgas, 47, reminding her of the times her son used to help older women carry their shopping bags home.
Natasha said Cheslyn had a three-year-old daughter and worked for a building company, installing ceilings.
Natasha says: “I didn’t even know it was him that was shot. He wasn’t a gangster and it is always the innocent who are being killed,” she says.
Cheslyn’s ouma Rhoda Adams says: “He told me two days ago that he is excited because he was going to leave for Durban this month for work. He said then he can sort out his child.”
Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk says no arrests have been made.