Cape Town - A young man was gunned down in cold blood – because he was too good-looking.
Allister “Ster” Brooks, 20, was shot dead in the early hours of on Thursday morning, just a short distance from his home in Blikkiesdorp, Delft.
A passerby found the young dad’s bullet-riddled body lying between two shacks in O Block.
Allister’s heartbroken mother Priscilla Brooks, 43, believes her son was killed for his “stylish good looks”.
She said: “He was too f***ing good looking.”
She admitted that he was a former drug addict, but was adamant that her son was never involved with gangsters.
The mom said her middle child feared for his life and asked to move back home with her shortly before his death.
Allister and his eldest brother moved in with their granny in Blikkiesdorp four years ago.
Their ouma passed away a few months ago.
“When I saw him two days ago he told me he wants to move back home [to Belhar] because people in Blikkiesdorp want to kill him and his brother out of jealousy,” the mom said.
“I know that is why they killed him.
“Hy was ’n f**ken mooi klong en daai is hoekom hulle hom doodgeskiet het [he was a handsome boy, that is why they killed him].”
The mother of three said her sons were going to move back to Belhar on Saturday.
“I told them they could come home once I had the money to erect a Wendy house in my yard for them,” she said.
“We were going to get it this Saturday. They were very excited and so were their friends because they knew they would be safe there.”
Priscilla now fears for the life of her eldest son: “I want him to come home before they come for him too.”
Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said Allister’s killers are still on the loose.
“The deceased died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds to his chest,” he said.
“Police are investigating a charge of murder.”
* Anyone with information on the murder is kindly requested to contact Detective Constable Egan Knoop of Delft SAPS on 021 954 9064.
*This article was published in the Daily Voice