Cape Town City staff reeling over Otter's death

2016-12-20 06:22
Steven Otter (Facebook)

Steven Otter (Facebook)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - City of Cape Town staff were still reeling over the death of colleague Steven Otter in a home invasion, with some receiving counselling on Monday.

''It's a huge loss for us, really it is,'' said mayoral committee member for transport Brett Herron of his colleague who worked on communications and community liaison at the city's Transport for Cape Town (TCT).

''We have been inundated with messages.'' 

Otter was killed after he and his family were woken by robbers in the house they had recently moved into in Harfield Village.

He was stabbed to death and his partner Nathalie and her child survived the ordeal.

The 43-year-old Otter, who was a former journalist, was also mourned by friends and colleagues in the media industry.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Andre Traut said there were no new developments in the case.

Details of his funeral and memorial service were not yet known.

Read more on:    city of cape town  |  steven otter  |  cape town  |  crime

Join the conversation! 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.

Inside News24

Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.

Behind the sparkle

Alluring, beautiful and timeless - diamonds are some of the most sought after gems in the world and are a true testament of everlasting brilliance. Let us take you behind the sparkle to show you the history behind this coveted jewel.


Play with your pet when you're not at home

Many pets are alone at home during the week while their owners are at work. So what do these animals get up to while they’re home alone?



How to get rid of fleas
12 Cool cat facts
Chocolate can be fatal for dogs
Spider-man star's adorable relationship with his dog
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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 network.


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.