CAPE TOWN - Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato on Wednesday paid tribute to Ivan Ivanov, the Ukranian visitor to Cape Town who was killed at the weekend.
Delivering his speech during a full sitting of the city council, Plato said: “Good morning, I’d like to start today with a moment of silence out of respect for the victims of the Masiphumelele fire that has left at least one person dead and hundreds homeless, for the families of the six women that were fatally shot in Philippi East and to the families of every other person who has died from a gangsters’ bullet; for Mr Ivan Ivanov, the Ukranian visitor to Cape Town who was tragically killed on the weekend by heartless criminals.”
On Wednesday, police said a second suspect had been arrested in connection with the murder of the 43-year-old hiker who was robbed of his backpack and stabbed to death near the East Fort at popular tourist spot Chapman's Peak at around 11:30 on Saturday morning.
The first suspect, Sinaye Mposelwa, 23, was arrested on the day of the incident by neighbourhood watch members and items believed to belong to the victim were in his possession.
He appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Monday where he faces a charge of murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances.