Family ‘devastated’ over fatal shooting

2014-01-31 00:00

THE murder of a 21-year-old Durban tow-truck driver has left his baby son fatherless.

Brandon Clarisse (21), nicknamed Bones, who worked for Street Kingz Towing, was on the northbound King Dinuzulu Road (formerly Berea Road) near Tollgate Bridge with a colleague when two men approached them and unleashed a hail of bullets. Clarisse was, according to reports, shot six times just before midnight.

Brandon’s father Neil Clarisse said the murder of his son has “devastated the family” and has left Brandon’s four-month-old son fatherless.

“It has been extremely tough. He only turned 21 last month. His mom is not handling it very well. The two men never even attempted to rob them. Nothing was taken. I am speculating, but the suspects may have had a problem with either my son or his colleague — something from the past maybe, however, I have just been focusing on getting ready to bury my son,” said Neil.

He said the other drivers from the towing business had been supportive.

“Brandon and his friend were not in their vans. They were sitting or standing near the bus stop near the Berea KwikSpar when the two guys, who had been standing nearby, just walked past and started shooting,” said Neil.

According to SAPS spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker, the Umbilo police station is investigating a case of murder.

“[After he was shot] he was taken to hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. The motive of the killing is unknown and no arrest has been made at this stage,” said Naicker.

Brandon’s funeral will be held at St Anthony’s Parish, central Durban, starting at 10 am tomorrow.

Attempts to contact the tow-truck company were unsuccessful.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.