Fitting tribute for surfer at beach

2015-08-04 06:00
Sedick Isaacs’s mother Latiefah Abrahams with his surfboard during the memorial service for the murdered surfer.

Sedick Isaacs’s mother Latiefah Abrahams with his surfboard during the memorial service for the murdered surfer.

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He had been a well-known surfer, spending most of his days at the beach, but on Friday 3 July his body was found between the dunes.

Sedick Isaacs, affectionately known as “Dogg”, was found brutally murdered.

With broken ribs, strangulation marks on his neck and open wounds on his head, his body dumped on Lukkanon Drive.

The Strandfontein police are still investigating the motive for the murder and also following up on information.

Strandfontein Community Police Forum chairperson Sandy Schuter, who knew Isaacs “as a lovely person” and is a good friend of his mother Latiefa Abrahams, visited the scene where his body was found.

“Being at the scene whilst waiting for the family to arrive was the worst feeling. Worst of all was knowing it’s my friend’s son. The best support I could offer were my arms. There are no words at that time that could comfort a broken heart,” she says.

The Isaacs family, friends and residents paid tribute to him in a touching memorial at the beach on Saturday last week.

His sister Zaakirah Isaacs says it was a perfect send-off. “He had been surfing since he was six-years-old,” she says.

Zaakirah says the event was organised by his friends and many of his old friends attended the memorial.

A bench and a mural were dedicated at the beach in his memory, followed by a tribute done at sea by fellow surfers.

She adds that her brother was well known for his personality.

“His murder came as a shock. We were on our way home from work when we got the call. He was brutally murdered and I don’t even wish that on the people who did this to him,” she says.

She adds that the family does not know why this happened and confirm no arrests have been made in the case

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