Guards ‘armed to the tooth’, electrical fences and high-tech cameras: Musk’s father reveals safety

Elon Musk’s father has revealed that his son has put in new high-tech safety measures…

Guards ‘armed to the tooth’, electrical fences and high-tech cameras: Musk’s father reveals safety

Elon Musk’s father has revealed that his son has put in new high-tech safety measures at his South African residence, amid the ever-present concern of kidnapping.

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

He stated the brand new safety measures have been ‘top quality’ – including that he didn’t like dwelling in a fortress, however, having lived in crime-ridden Johannesburg and Pretoria, he was used to being barricaded in.

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

He instructed The Solar that, within the final yr alone, his residence had been damaged into 4 instances, and televisions stolen.

‘Frankly, the danger of one thing unhealthy taking place or actually even being shot is kind of important,’ he stated.

‘I am undoubtedly not going to be doing any open-air automotive parades, let me put it that method.

‘It is not that onerous to kill me if any person wished to, so hopefully they do not.’

Guards ‘armed to the tooth’, electrical fences and high-tech cameras: Musk’s father reveals safety

Errol Musk

Errol Musk (proper) stated his billionaire son Elon (left) has spent hundreds of {dollars} to improve the safety at his residence

Errol Musk, a father of seven, lives north of Cape Town, in Langebaan

Errol Musk, a father of seven, lives north of Cape City, in Langebaan

Errol Musk is pictured at his home in May 2022. He was born in Pretoria, and worked as an engineer

Errol Musk is pictured at his residence in Might 2022. He was born in Pretoria, and labored as an engineer

Errol, who has fathered no less than seven youngsters to 3 totally different ladies – together with having had two youngsters together with his 34-year-old stepdaughter, Jana Bezuidenhuit – stated he believed his son’s concern was sparked by his new possession of Twitter.

Errol Musk has two children with his 34-year-old stepdaughter Jana Bezuidenhout

Errol Musk has two youngsters together with his 34-year-old stepdaughter Jana Bezuidenhout

Elon Musk stated final month that he believes his efforts to make the platform extra clear places him in danger, as a result of he’s exposing what he believes to be U.S. authorities collusion with the tech agency to censor content material.

He suspended an account that tracked his personal jet, and froze the accounts of journalists who retweeted its posts.

The 51-year-old claimed that the monitoring of the jet led to a ‘loopy stalker’ following a automotive carrying his younger son, X Æ A-12, in Los Angeles, and described the account as posting ‘mainly assassination coordinates.’

On Might 8, whereas the deal to buy Twitter was nonetheless being agreed, he tweeted: ‘If I die below mysterious circumstances, it has been good knowin ya.’

Errol stated his son noticed him as susceptible, and feared that kidnappers may make the ‘quickest $20million {dollars} ever’ by concentrating on his household.

Errol Musk's children Elon, Kimbal and Tosca (on lap) with his first wife and Elon's mother, Maye

Errol Musk’s youngsters Elon, Kimbal and Tosca (on lap) together with his first spouse and Elon’s mom, Maye

Errol is pictured holding his son Elon as a baby. The pair have at times had a strained relationship, with Elon's mother Maye divorcing Errol in 1979. Elon left South Africa when was 17 and moved to Canada to begin college in North America

Errol is pictured holding his son Elon as a child. The pair have at instances had a strained relationship, with Elon’s mom Maye divorcing Errol in 1979. Elon left South Africa when was 17 and moved to Canada to start school in North America

‘He determined, after the latest threats in opposition to him, that I want safety as nicely,’ Errol instructed The Solar.

‘In the event that they kidnap one among us, it will likely be the quickest $20million anyone’s ever made of their life.

‘I believe Elon’s a bit naïve concerning the enemies he is making, particularly with the Twitter Recordsdata.

‘I am not scared however I am actually afraid that one thing would possibly occur to Elon, though he has about 100 safety guards round him.’

Errol stated his own residence within the Western Cape now has a high-tech digital camera system, electrified fencing, and around-the-clock monitoring by guards who’re ‘armed to the tooth.’

He instructed the paper: ‘Elon’s individuals contacted me to say they wished to fully safe my home.

‘I received a discover in December from this safety firm saying that they’ve directions to safe the home.

‘So I now have 9 cameras round the home which might be monitored 24/7 and that I can monitor on my telephone and TV.

‘They’ve additionally put in an electrical fence round my home.

‘I’ve first-class safety now. It is unbelievable.’

Errol Musk is pictured in March 2014, visiting his son in Boulder, Colorado

Errol Musk is pictured in March 2014, visiting his son in Boulder, Colorado

Elon Musk is seen with his mother Maye at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Elon Musk is seen together with his mom Maye on the 2017 Vainness Honest Oscar Social gathering

He stated it was backed up by a generator, so would nonetheless work even when South Africa skilled one among its common blackouts.

Errol stated the system value nearly $15,000, and his safety brokers have been ‘armed to the tooth.’

He added: ‘They examine on me on a regular basis. In the event that they see a wierd automotive in my driveway, they arrive in and ask me if I am alright.

‘I hate dwelling like this, however I’ve lived like this in Johannesburg and Pretoria, and I perceive the place it is coming from.’

Elon’s relationship together with his father is decidedly extra distant than together with his mom Maye, with whom Elon is regularly noticed.

Maye Musk divorced Errol in 1979, when Elon was eight.

Elon lived together with his mom, and aged 17 left South Africa to review in Canada.

Maye, now 70, lives in New York Metropolis – her ninth metropolis, in three international locations.