Cape Town hiker murdered, wife injured

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Cape Town hiker murdered, wife injured
Cape Town hiker murdered, wife injured. Photo:Die Vryburger

After the alarming increase in the number of serious attacks on hikers, beach goers and cyclists in and around Cape Town in recent months, with apparently nothing being done to protect people, it was only a matter of time before the first fatal attack would take place, says Dr. Corné Mulder, Western Cape leader of the FF Plus.

Dr. Mulder expressed his condolences to the family of the 56 year old man who was stabbed on Sunday while walking along a Muizenberg hiking trail. His wife was also injured.

Dr. Mulder says the answer that the Western Cape premier gave to Protea fast bowler Dale Steyn on a Twitter, in which he asked Helen Zille, Western Cape premier, what Cape Town is doing to deal with crime, is also disturbing.

“Almost just the same as with the water crisis, she does not want to accept responsibility, but simply blames the government that she says has undertaken to patrol dangerous hiking routes in the so called ‘red zones’ with the army.

“It is absolutely unacceptable that these political games of up and down accusations, whilst nobody is acting, has now contributed to the murder of a hiker. If the hiking routes above Kalk Bay and Muizenberg, where nine hikers were attacked a few weeks ago, were properly patrolled, it probably would not have happened.

“Compare it with the Cape Town’s highly efficient system of parking guards and other traffic law enforcement officers, who even write out tickets after midnight where people have not parked on demarcated parking spaces.

“The same diligence needs to be applied to protect all people like the hikers. Just pointing of fingers and shifting the blame is not acceptable, “says Dr. Mulder.

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