Ukrainian tourist stabbed to death, robbed while hiking in Hout Bay, Cape Town

The Voice

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Hmm, IMO the culture of violence goes back to Shaka Zulu and earlier when the San and other peoples were all but wiped out in KZN.

It didn't start during the Apartheid years.
Farming and settling wasn't their thing but attacking and killing smaller tribes, then taking whatever they wanted, sure was. 400 years later and not much has changed, has it?
 

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The needless killing is a legacy of apartheid.
Not completely inaccurate.
The ANC is so afraid of violating peoples rights the way the old regime did , that criminals are treated with kid gloves nowadays and violent offenders are too easily granted parole or bail , only to go ahead and commit further acts of violence.
 

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SECOND SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR MURDER OF UKRAINE HIKER IN HOUT BAY

CAPE TOWN - Hout Bay police detectives have secured a second arrest following the murder of a Ukrainian tourist.

Ivan Ivanov (43) was stabbed to death while hiking on Chapman's Peak on Saturday.

This follows the first arrest which was made on the day of the incident when a suspect was caught in possession of items which belonged to the deceased
More at: https://ewn.co.za/2019/07/31/second-suspect-arrested-for-murder-of-ukraine-hiker-in-hout-bay
 

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Ukrainian hiker murder: Accused allegedly asked for help to hide bloodied clothes

One of the men accused of stabbing Ukrainian businessman Ivan Ivanov to death while he was hiking at East Fort above Chapman's Peak Drive just outside of Hout Bay had phoned somebody to ask for help in hiding his bloodied clothes, the Wynberg Magistrate's Court heard on Friday.

This was revealed during the appearance of two more men on charges of murder and aggravated robbery, after they were arrested on Wednesday

Magistrate Goolam Bawa ordered that their names and pictures not be published until an identity parade had been completed.

Their arrest follows the appearance of Sinaye Mposelwa, 23, who was the first to be arrested.

He was caught fleeing from the scene, covered in blood and allegedly carrying a backpack containing Ivanov's possessions.

Bawa also restricted further identification of him.

The court heard that all three men from the Hout Bay area had made admissions regarding the charges of murder and aggravated robbery.
More at: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/ukrainian-hiker-murder-accused-allegedly-asked-for-help-to-hide-bloodied-clothes-20190802
 

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Prominent criminal attorney to assist Hout Bay community in attack cases

CAPE TOWN - In an effort to put an end to attacks on hikers, Hout Bay residents have roped in top criminal attorney William Booth to assist.
This comes after the murder of a Ukrainian tourist that has shone the spotlight on mountain safety.
Forty-three-year-old Ivan Ivanov was stabbed to death while hiking at East Fort above Chapman's Peak Drive last weekend.
Three men arrested in connection with Ivanov's murder appeared in the Wynberg Magistrates Court last week where their cases were postponed to 21 August for a formal bail application.
Booth said the residents were sick and tired of the ongoing attacks.
He said his job was to act as the go-between.
“I just believe they want the matter to be conducted properly and they want to ensure that bail is refused for these people that have been arrested.
Booth said he would act as an adviser for the concerned community.
More at: https://ewn.co.za/2019/08/05/prominent-criminal-attorney-to-assist-hout-bay-community-in-attack-cases
 

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Prominent criminal attorney to assist Hout Bay community in attack cases

More at: https://ewn.co.za/2019/08/05/prominent-criminal-attorney-to-assist-hout-bay-community-in-attack-cases
Its a bit of backwards article and title, since the attorney cannot do anything other than advise and give feedback. He actually states that much:
“It’s as a watching brief, to engage with the NPA and to talk to the communities to explain exactly what happens in these matters. Sometimes members of the community are not quite sure why people are being released and what actually happens in court.

“And obviously it’s not for me to tell the NPA or the magistrate what their job is. They know exactly what it is. But I think the community feels that there is someone to talk to and I can advise them on what happens with regards to these matters and with regards to bail applications. I will obviously engage with the prosecutors.“
 

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Ukrainian hiker murder: Accused has pending 2018 milk truck robbery case

One of three Hout Bay men accused of the murder of Ukrainian businessman Ivan Ivanov has been linked to the robbery of a milk truck in Hout Bay, the Wynberg Magistrate's Court heard on Wednesday.
He abandoned his bail application earlier in the murder case, but hung back for a second case involving the milk truck.
More at : https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/ukrainian-hiker-murder-accused-has-pending-2018-milk-truck-robbery-case-20190821
 
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