ELON Musk’s scandal-plagued father Errol has opened up about how he killed three Clint Eastwood-style armed intruders in South Africa – while his young daughter clung to his leg.
In an exclusive interview, the 76-year-old revealed all the gory details of the 1998 shooting for the first time.
Last week, Elon Musk, who has a troubled relationship with his father, revealed on Twitter that he and his brother Kimbal have supported Errol financially since the 1990s “on condition he didn’t do bad things.”
“Unfortunately, he did bad things,” said the 51-year-old Tesla and SpaceX tycoon.
Speaking about the carnage of the burglary, Errol revealed for the first time details of the incident, including the fact that he was with his then six-year-old daughter Ali at a rental property he owned in Johannesburg.
The unfurnished, vacant house in Sandton’s upscale financial district was being painted before new tenants moved in, and Errol had gone to check.
Arriving around 5 p.m. local time, Ali said she wanted to take a bath in the master bedroom with an en suite bathroom.
While Errol was looking for a towel for her, he was confronted by a gang of seven men in the common area.
He claims the burglars, whom he described as a “bunch of blacks,” opened fire on him immediately, but he miraculously survived the hail of bullets.
He ran back to the master bedroom and reportedly grabbed his .357 Magnum, which he had placed on a top shelf where Ali couldn’t reach.
Errol, who recently made headlines around the world after The US Sun revealed his claim that he had a second unplanned child with his 35-year-old stepdaughter, explained: “As soon as they saw me, they started shooting at me.”
“You opened up to me. I killed three. A bullet went through two of them.
“I got the first guy out through the head. The police found him with the parting missing.
“I was using hollow point ammo, so the round broke up and the shrapnel hit the guy behind him in the chest.
“They ran as soon as I fired my first shot.”
Only one of the intruders stayed and snuck down the hall while the others fled.
Errol says he spotted him and fired his second shot.
He said: “We both shot at the same time. I hit him in the groin and thought he hit me. I looked down to see where I was shot at.”
The former engineer says he stood behind a partially open expandable vinyl door that saved his life.
A 9mm cartridge was later found embedded in the frame’s inch-wide aluminum post.
“The bullet hit right in the middle, otherwise it would have hit me square in the chest,” revealed Errol.
The Tesla tycoon’s father says the sniper skills he displayed that day had previously propelled him to win the South African National Defense Force shooting championships.
When asked if he was a Clint Eastwood, he replied, “Well, you could say that. Yes why not?”
Errol said that at the sound of gunfire, Ali, now 29, ran to him and stood naked and shaking.
He said: “She was next to me throughout the whole thing. She clung to me like a monkey but remained calm throughout. She didn’t scream or cry.”
Errol says his daughter later told a trauma psychologist that she felt okay about the shooting “because my dad won.”
He attributes it to her “breeding” from her mother Heide Bezuidenhout – with whose daughter from a previous relationship, Jana, he is said to have fathered two children of his own.
He declared: “African girls have a lot more guts than English South Africans.”
While waiting for the police to arrive, Errol called his medical specialist brother and informed him that he had shot someone in the groin.
He asked his brother what he thought would happen.
Errol recalled, “He said he’d be dead in 15 minutes. So I said OK.”
Police arrived an hour and a half later, searched the property and found the third victim, who had managed to escape from the home after being wounded.
Officers collected 52 9mm handgun shells and estimated that at least six pistols were fired at Errol.
Errol says he lost the hearing in his right hand in the shooting, but it’s “a cheap price to pay.”
He previously announced that he was charged with manslaughter but acquitted because he acted in self-defense.
Speaking about his father in the past, Elon called him a “terrible human being,” adding, “He’s done almost every evil imaginable.”
The shooting story is just the latest revelation The US Sun has made in recent months about Errol’s crazy life.
Aside from his claims of fathering a second child with his stepdaughter Jana, The US Sun previously reported that he was asked to donate his sperm to help impregnate high-class women in Colombia.
The US Sun also reported on Errol’s claim that his son Elon told him he was “really busy” after announcing his first child with Jana in 2018 and how he believes Elon would make a good president despite his naivety.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6334399/elon-musk-dad-shot-dead-armed-intruder/ Elon Musk’s dad reveals in chilling fashion how he shot and killed three armed intruders as his daughter, 6, clung to his leg