Famous fitness coach Lawrence Masinge shot dead in front of more than 200 spectators at Zoom

A South African fitness trainer has been shot dead in a robbery at a live magnifying gym where 200 of his clients were traumatized.

  • A prominent fitness trainer was shot dead 40 minutes after the start of the exercise.
  • Customers feared when Lawrence Masing was killed by the gunman
  • Mr. Masinge participated in a community program to encourage young people to participate in sports and exercise










Famous fitness coach Lawrence Masinge shot dead in front of more than 200 spectators at Zoom

More than 200 of their clients were training live when a gunman shot their fitness coach in the head yesterday.

Lawrence Masinge, a fitness instructor in Pretoria South Africa, who had about 4,000 followers on Instagram, was shot dead by suspected robbers.

A client, who wished to remain anonymous for security reasons, said she entered the magnification session at 6:30 a.m. and heard the first shot 40 minutes later.

While attending the training, she heard ‘a loud bang’ and ran to see what was happening.

It was then that my wife ran to the screen and said, “This man is being shot.”

Participants were trying to find out where Masinge was staying and a woman called the emergency services, adding: “Forty minutes later he was still asleep there and the police arrived with paramedics.

Masingi's customers watched in horror as a fitness trainer was shot dead by a cameraman.

Masingi’s customers watched in horror as a fitness trainer was shot dead by a cameraman.

Other clients took to social media to demand justice for the slain fitness trainer.

One tweeted: “Last night, Lawrence Masinge was shot during a Zoom meeting and the suspects continued to loot the venue but the number was seen on camera. Please re-tweet and raise awareness about this. ‘

Local users are using the hashtag ‘justiceforlawrencemasinge’ to ensure that the authorities investigate the death of the coach.

Spectators watched in horror as the execution took place in front of them during their class

Spectators watched in horror as the execution took place in front of them during their class

‘Phuthi85’ commented: ‘I saw the most horrible scene last night. I Wish Comfort for His Family ‘

The victim participated in a community program to encourage young people to participate in sports and exercise supported by the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture.

Local officials have not yet commented on the incident.

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