Businessman’s death unites

2017-06-08 06:00

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The Ghanaian community in Cape Town has called for justice following the murder of a businessman at the hands of robbers in Khayelitsha.

On Thursday, expats from the Gold Coast picketed outside the Khayelitsha Magistrate Court, carrying placards, where two suspects appeared.

Businessman Kwasi Anin Bodom, 55, was fatally stabbed in 41 Section, Makhaza on the May 17, during a robbery.

According to his wife Emma Milingwane, 55, her husband was attacked on a Wednesday afternoon while he was waiting for a client.

“My husband and I were running a food business where we deliver to clients all over the province and on that day we were waiting for a client. Two young men approached our car and asked for money then they stabbed him and ran off,” she recounted.

According to her, the two suspects made of with a money bag while Bodom was left fighting for his life.

“We rushed him to the Khayelitsha District Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. It is really hurtful,” said a devastated looking Milingwane,.

Kofi Boahen, a member of the Ghanaian community said that they needed to see justice served for Bodom.

“We are still very traumatised by what happened to him... We want to speak to the government to make sure that the culprits are held accountable for his death.

We really need that intervention because our members are being killed in their shops and in the streets,” he lamented.

Boahen was renown as an anchor in Ghanaian businesses circles and his loss was regarded as a great knock.

“He was always ready to help not just as a business person but as a human being. We have lost a very important person in our community... We do not blame the community for it is them that sustain our business.”

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