Double tragedy for teenage sons of Countdown security guard killed in action
Goran Milosavljevic worked at Allied Security before joining Countdown. The two teenage sons of the Countdown security guard killed on the job were already grieving for their grandparents who were tragically killed just six months earlier. Goran Milosavljevic had lived in New Zealand for six years, faithfully sending money back home for years to support his family in Serbia.
Six months ago Milosavljevic went home to Serbia for a holiday and was dropped off at an airport for his trip back to New Zealand by his parents.
Goran Milosavljevic, centre, was remembered for his broad smile. While he was in the air, his parents died in a traffic accident at Bubanj potoka, near Belgrade, according to Serbian news outlet Kurir. His 14 year old son was also in the car, but survived.
* Name suppression for teen charged over death of security guard Goran Milosavljevic Milosavljevic's two sons had only come out to live with their father two months ago.
Flowers and tributes have been left outside Countdown Papakura where Milosavljevic was allegedly assaulted. Now, the eldest son who spoke to Stuff but asked not to be named, said the pair had no family left: "nobody, everyone else died".
He said he wasn't sure what decisions to make now that he and his brother had lost their father, but they intended to try to make a life for themselves in New Zealand. "We have some cousins in Serbia. We will go to Serbia maybe for a short time and then we will come back and continue our lives."
Goran Milosavljevic died after being allegedly punched in the head outside a Countdown supermarket in Papakura in south Auckland.Ad Feedback
A teenager appeared in Papakura District Court on Thursday afternoon and was granted interim name suppression until his next appearance at the Auckland High Court on May 23. New Zealanders affected by the latest tragedy to hit the Milosavljevic family have been posting tributes and condolence messages outside the Countdown. Some customers have also posted tributes to Neighbourly saying Milosavljevic always greeted customers with a smile.
Milosavljevic's son said he had seen the pictures and tributes outside the supermarket where his father worked. "The people know what a man he was." In his eyes Milosavljevic had always known what to do.
His father was a man who made decisions quickly and almost every decision he made somehow always seemed to be the right one in the end, he said.
"He was the best, really was the best."