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Irish man in South African hospital after being shot in the head

The man, who has been named as 66-year-old Bill Brogan, was shot during a robbery in Walkerville, Johannesburg.

Image: GoFundMe

THE DEPARTMENT OF Foreign Affairs has confirmed it is providing consular assistance to the family of an Irish man shot in the head in South Africa.

The man, who has been named as 66-year-old Bill Brogan, was shot during a robbery in Walkerville, Johannesburg two weeks ago.

He was leaving his home for work before being shot by intruders.

It is believed he was the victim of a robbery, but was able to make his way back to his home.

The bullet had entered his brain and he has since undergone surgery.

As he was without medical cover, his son-in-law has established a GoFundMe page aimed at raising €65,000 to help with his expenses.

Denis Kaye called his father-in-law “a loving husband, brother, father of six and grandfather with an enormous network of family, friends and neighbours who love him dearly”.

The campaign has already raised over €20,000.

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