Cape Town - The family of a young Strandfontein man left in a coma after being stabbed 15 times and beaten with a brick during a car hijacking have expressed their grief after he died in hospital at the weekend.
Chad Barron, 26, was set to leave for Vietnam last month, but his dream to teach English abroad had been dashed by crime.
“To know Chad is to love Chad. This is just really devastating. He was just such an amazing person,” Barron’s sister Tania told the Cape Times on Sunday.
Tania said the Barron family residence in Agincourt Way, Strandfontein, was teeming with family and friends who came to offer support after hearing news of Chad’s death on Saturday.
Barron’s father Arnold, who had spoken to the Cape Times after the incident on June 9, was too distraught to speak on Sunday. “It has come as quite a blow,” he said.