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Guards ‘armed to the teeth’, electric fences and high-tech cameras: Musk’s father reveals security


Elon Musk’s father has revealed that his son has installed new high-tech security measures at his South African home, amid the ever-present fear of kidnapping.

Errol Musk, a 76-year-old retired engineer, said that contractors arrived at his home in Langebaan, 90 miles north of Cape Town, in December.

He said the new security measures were ‘first class’ – adding that he did not like living in a fortress, but, having lived in crime-ridden Johannesburg and Pretoria, he was used to being barricaded in.

Musk in 1998 killed three armed intruders at his home, while his then six-year-old daughter Ali clung to his leg.

He told The Sun that, in the last year alone, his home had been broken into four times, and televisions stolen.

‘Frankly, the risk of something bad happening or literally even being shot is quite significant,’ he said.

‘I’m definitely not going to be doing any open-air car parades, let me put it that way.

‘It’s not that hard to kill me if somebody wanted to, so hopefully they…



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