Man killed after clubbing

A 27-year-old man from Rondebosch has died after he was beaten by two men who followed him and his three friends after spending time at Tiger Tiger Club in Claremont.

Carl Schoombie died on Wednesday last week due to the head injuries he suffered, a few days after he had been beaten.

It is alleged an altercation ensued at the club while he was in the club with friends.

Due to the fight Schoombie and his friends were forced to leave the club in an Uber taxi.

En route, in the direction of Rondebosch, the taxi was forced off the road by another vehicle with two occupants, who are believed to have also been at the club.

The occupants in the other car beat on the taxi Schoombie was in. He got out of the taxi to explain that they had the wrong people.

“The occupants of the vehicle then accosted the deceased and his colleagues, accusing them of instigating the fight at the club. Despite the victims continuously informing the suspects that they were not involved in the altercation at the club, the suspects continued to attack them,” says police spokesperson Captain Angie Latchman.

Second club beatingThis incident follows four months after 18-year-old Sanet de Lange was attacked after leaving the same club. She had gone to the club with friends to celebrate her return from a holiday.

De Lange took a taxi from the front of the club. She was beaten and dumped in the road.

She also suffered severe head injuries but managed to survive. Police are still investigating her case and no arrests have been made.

After the news of Schoombie’s death hit social media, messages of condolences couldn’t stop streaming in. He has been described as a gentleman and an officer, a kind and gentle soul and, above all, someone who loved people and enjoyed the company of friends.

Latchman says a case of murder has been opened for investigation at Rondebosch police station.

“No arrests have been made at this stage. Police are urging anyone with information regarding this matter to come forward and help in resolving this case,” she says.

 Anyone with information can contact the investigating officer, detective Constable Siya Gqamana, on 073 960 9266 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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