Murdered Matie 'not into drugs'
Colin Hendricks, Rapport
– Friends of murdered Matie Daniel Booysen, 22, have denied that he
was using drugs and that this was the reason why he was in Kayamandi at 03:00
on Thursday morning.
was walking with a friend in George
Blake Street when they were attacked by three men.
suspects ran away when a car approached them.
don't really know what happened there, we can't understand it either. To go to
Kayamandi at that time of the morning was not in his nature. Daniel was too
rational for that," said a friend, Daniel Leask.
Kayamandi police official who wanted to remain anonymous said: "The area
is a hot spot where students buy their drugs and liquor late at night. The
thugs here know the students are always walking alone. It was an opportunistic
mates of Booysen from his hostel Simonsig denied that he used drugs. "And
if he wanted drugs, he could've bought it from any parking area in
Stellenbosch," said James Ranby.
apparently loved the outdoors and surfed and rowed.
belonging to the Stellenbosch rowing club said they had met on Wednesday night
in Stellenbosch and that Booysen had at some point "disappeared".
head student, Jacques le Roux said Am-zing in George Blake Street, Kayamandi, was
apparently the new place to hang out for students.
said that two police officials had approached Booysen and his friend shortly
before the attack and had asked them where they were going. "We are
fine," the two apparently answered.
friend, a third-year student called Kim, was still receiving trauma
parents, who had emigrated to Australia,
were heading back to SA for funeral arrangements.