With the Cape Town Cycle Tour now over for another year, cyclists have been going back to their more relaxed routines. Earlier on Tuesday morning, a man in his sixties was attacked and stabbed to death in Fish Hoek.
News24 reports that the currently unidentified man was seen riding his bike on a trail before he was attacked. Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut said police are investigating the incident.
“The suspect fled the scene with the victim’s mountain bike and is yet to be arrested.”
Eyewitnesses also told police that the suspect was later seen riding an apparently brand new bike towards Kommetjie.
Pedal Power, the largest cycling organisation in the Cape took to Facebook making other cyclists aware of the incident.
We received first reports of a cyclist being stabbed during a bike hijacking in Fish Hoek at around 9:55am this…
The attack has left community members taking to social media to call for a meeting with Premier Helen Zille.
@helenzille Another murder this morning in Fish Hoek. We would like to calll a community meeting with you and the City to discuss proactive measures to discuss – URGENTLY. Only proactive, no blame. Please advise if you are available next week and we will set up.
— marc edwards (@druskie123) March 13, 2018
@Our_DA second murder in Fish Hoek for a bicycle, in the same spot. I didn't vote for the murder of innocent people. Where are SAPS and our councillors?
— Andre Gouws (@andregouwsza) March 13, 2018
St James, Kalk Bay, Fishhoek, Noordhoek – frenzied stabbings and murders recently. All in or close to the Table Mountain National Park. Should we not be looking for the same person or people that have committed these atrocities?
— Jonathan (@Jonathan660612) March 13, 2018
After originally losing two riders during the Cape Town Cycle Tour, event organisers announced on Monday that a marshall had died in hospital.
The volunteer was one of the event’s Rotary marshalls and was stationed on an s-bend after the Llundudno turnoff.