Friday, November 28, 2014

South Africa: Murder of Young Tourist in Cape Town For Mobile Now Viewed as "Normal"

According to http://www.iol.co.za and The Cape Arguspolice in Cape Town have confirmed the identity of the woman who was killed in a robbery near Mzoli’s in Gugulethu on Sunday (November 23).

The woman, believed to be a tourist, was identified as Tiny Elizabeth Themani, 32. 
It is believed that Themani, from Polokwane, was visiting the area when she was shot and killed for her mobile.
Police confirmed that her cellphone had been taken by the gunmen. By Wednesday  (November 26) police spokesman Captain FC van Wyk said no arrests had yet been made. 
 Themani was shot around 1900 hours on Klipfontein Road, also known as NY 108. 
COMMENT: The downside of such violence is that over time citizens and visitors alike become "numb" to the wholesale violence and come to conclude that is "normal," which is not the case at all.
A witness told THE CAPE ARGUS that the young woman was apparently returning from visiting Mama Chaka’s new restaurant and was heading to her car, a Mini Cooper, parked across the street when she was shot and killed. 
Since the incident, and in preparation for a beer festival this weekend, business owner Mzoli Ngcawuzele has erected a tent and fencing to house his patrons. 
After the incident, Ngcawuzele had been worried about the damage such crimes could cause to businesses in Gugulethu. 
He said: “People should not behave this way because we need the business.” 

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