Second hike murder suspect to appear in court

2019-07-31 13:23
Ukrainaian tourist Ivan Ivanov was stabbed to death on Chapman's Peak. (Facebook)

Ukrainaian tourist Ivan Ivanov was stabbed to death on Chapman's Peak. (Facebook)

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Hout Bay police have confirmed a second suspect will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Friday 2 August in connection with the murder of Ukrainian tourist Ivan Ivanov after being been arrested earlier today (Wednesday 31 July).

According to Hout Bay Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Tanya Lesch the 24-year-old suspect was arrested in the early hours of the morning after officers followed up on information which led to his arrest.

“The first suspect who appeared in court on Monday (29 July) on the same charges (murder) is still in custody,” Lesch confirmed.

Ivanov (44) was stabbed to death at East Fort in Hout Bay on Saturday 27 July.

The father of three was at this tourist site when he was allegedly attacked and stabbed by three men who set off with his backpack and all his belongings. 

Ward 74 councillor Roberto Quintas urged residents to sign an online petition to prevent the first suspect from getting bail as he was on parole for an almost similar incident.

The petition has garnered almost 10 000 signatures to date.

To pay their last respects, the Hout Bay community gathered at East Fort on Sunday 28 July and laid flowers at the site.

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