Area where man was stabbed a hotspot - Hout Bay Civic Association

2015-07-09 15:54


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Cape Town - Over 20 muggings have taken place in the past six months near the site where a Hout Bay man was stabbed to death on Wednesday afternoon, according to the secretary of Hout Bay Civic Association, Roscoe Jacobs.

Police are investigating the murder of a 27-year-old Congolese man stabbed after being accosted by three men near the Main Road clinic on Wednesday afternoon, police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana confirmed.

“The man suffered multiple stab wounds and he eventually died,” she said.

According to locals, contact crime in the vicinity is common.

Jacobs, who is also with the local civic association, said it is believed the man was stabbed in a robbery gone wrong.

“This has unfortunately become a hotspot and everyone from pedestrians to joggers are attacked. This entire area is starting to become a no-go zone,” he said.

The safety fears emanate from a nearby abandoned house which is apparently attracting people with ill intentions.

Reports of alleged mob justice are unfounded, Jacobs insisted.

“This morning, residents took to the streets to find the suspects responsible for the murder. One person thought to be involved was taken to the Hout Bay police station.”

Police, however, say no arrests have yet been made.

“The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated,” Rwexana confirmed.

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