French vacationer stabbed in neck in Bo-Kaap
News / 30 APRIL 2019, twelve:52PM / CATHERINE RICE
CAPE Town – A French vacationer was mugged, robbed of her backpack and stabbed in the neck on Tuesday early morning in the historic Bo-Kaap, formerly regarded as the Malay Quarter.
The incident took place in Chiappini Avenue, a colourful row of residences, that attracts hundreds of holidaymakers on a every day foundation.
Bo-Kaap resident Tristan Chesselet informed the African News Agency (ANA) that he heard a lady screaming assist and went to look into.
He claimed neighbours had currently rushed to her support exactly where she was lying on the pavement, bleeding from the violent attack.
“She was crying, I am not absolutely sure how significant the wound was. Some of our neighbours had been currently exterior. The ambulance and police took forty five minutes to arrive on the scene,” Chesselet claimed.
The incident was captured on CCTV footage from the digital camera of a resident’s house.
Chesselet’s girlfriend, Lucy Martin, claimed muggings are commonplace. “We have a mugging when a week, a number of a thirty day period. It’s mainly holidaymakers currently being mugged, largely all through the day, all through the week.”
Law enforcement could not quickly be achieved for remark.
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