Robber stabs dad on Cape Town beach

2012-04-24 07:50

Cape Town - A man who went for a walk with his daughter on Long Beach near Noordhoek has told how he fought for his life when he was attacked by a man wielding a knife.

The 53-year-old Kommetjie man - who didn’t want to be identified - said the man had threatened to come back and kill him, reported the Cape Argus.

The man was walking with his daughter on the stretch where Long Beach meets Noordhoek Beach when a man walked past and greeted them. They could smell dagga smoke.

The man started following them and suddenly attacked, holding a butcher’s knife to the neck of the man’s 18-year-old daughter and demanding her cellphone.

The man hit the attacker with a walking stick and a fight ensued, during which the man was stabbed several times in the leg.

The robber took the phone from the daughter as well as some cash and a ring, and fled.

This was the sixth attack in the area over the past few months.

  • Sharon - 2012-04-24 08:12

    So what is freedom? The only freedom I see here is for the criminals. Law abiding citizens have no freedom - they can't even walk on a beach anymore. People always say what a beautiful country South Africa is, but what good is this beauty when one can't be free to enjoy it? I can't enjoy a sunset when I look at it through burglar bars. Really sad..

      Squeegee - 2012-04-24 09:37

      Make the mugger swim in False Bay.

      Balan - 2012-04-24 10:01

      yeah freedom for currupt politicians, looters, hijackers, burglars, murderers, rapist, fraudsters, druglords, drug addicts,

  • camp.j - 2012-04-24 09:29

    This has to be one of the best beaches in our country. It's a shame!

  • Jake - 2012-04-24 11:38

    Cops are an asbsolute JOKE

  • maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-05-01 00:37

    In November we were walking along Long Beach and there was this very scary guy walking up behind us and talking to himself. He was definitely on something... We quickly left the beach. The beaches are no longer safe.

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