Killing of East London man described as a hit

Businessman dies after being shot in his bed, friend of 40 years says attack was well organised

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The killing of elderly former East Londoner Peter de Coning, who was shot in his bed in his Kleinemonde seaside home outside Port Alfred on Monday, was a hit, his best friend believes. De Coning, 79, died when a lone gunman stuck his body through the bedroom window at 11.30pm and opened fire in full view of his wife Margaret, police said on Tuesday.

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