Christmas appeal after Cape Town chef murdered

2016-12-25 21:13
Caroline Mofu was allegedly murdered by her husband.

Caroline Mofu was allegedly murdered by her husband.

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Cape Town - A Christmas appeal has been made to help a four-year-old boy, after his mother, a chef at a Cape Town restaurant, was apparently murdered by her husband, who then killed himself.

“Caroline Mofu (Poziswa Caroline Mofu), who was the beloved head chef for The Backyard Cafe in Cape Town, was killed in a brutal act of domestic violence on the night of the 23rd of December,” said her friend Juliet Harding in a post on a crowdfunding site, Candystick.

“After stabbing Caroline to death, her husband took his own life and they have both left behind a baby boy of just four years of age.”

Harding said the little boy would live with his grandmother, Elizabeth, but they hoped to raise funds to provide for trauma counselling, clothing, food and education.

“Please do what you can to help us help this little man.”

Harding said that she got to know Mofu when she came to work for her family as a part-time domestic worker.

“My sister Nicola spotted something in Carrie that she really loved and quickly snapped her up to help her at her coffee shop in Bergvliet."

At the Backyard Café, Mofu soon discovered that she had a gift for baking and cooking.

“She worked extremely hard and spent every waking minute learning new skills and improving her craft and after only one year Carrie was promoted up the ranks to head chef.

“Carrie was an angel; she lived for her passion and that was to cook…This Christmas, our wish is that we honour this remarkable woman's memory.”

On a Facebook post, the Backyard Café also paid tribute to its beloved chef, “Our human angel, Caroline, flapped her wings and tragically left this earth last night…

“We could not imagine a more loving, fun, gentle, caring and positive member for our team, and we know that all who ate at the cafe were blessed enough to taste her love.”

Anyone willing to assist can either contact: or go to

A total of R19 430 has already been collected through 47 contributors.

“Thank you for all of your magic Carrie. We all love you so much and will miss you every single day,” said the restaurant’s staff in their post.

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