Cape Town - All three suspects have now been arrested in the robbery and murder of Ivan Ivanov, a businessman who was hiking in Hout Bay on Saturday when he was stabbed to death and robbed of his belongings. Ivanov was a Russian national with a Ukrainian passport.
“Unrelenting efforts of Hout Bay detectives have paid off with the arrest of a third suspect this afternoon in the murder case of an Ukrainian hiker. The suspect, aged 27, is expected to appear in court on August 3,” police said in a statement.
While Ivanov’s family are grateful for the progress in the investigation, the experience of losing their father and husband has been unbearable.
Apart from the heartache that comes with the death of a loved one, the family has been up against bureaucratic challenges and miscommunication that brought a new burden of pain.
The miscommunication had begun when Ivanov’s family were alerted that something had gone awry on their family member’s trip. At about 11.12am, a Community Crime Prevention (CCP) guard used Ivanov’s phone to dial his son, Gleb.