Popular hawker mourned



July 11, 2016
Popular hawker mourned

MEMORIAL: Aubrey Balla Anthony, 54

Man, 54, drove himself and friend to cop shop after being shot.

A memorial service was held for the Manenberg hawker who was shot during a suspected robbery last week.

Aubrey “Balla” Anthony, 54, managed to drive himself to Manenberg police station after he and his employee, 47, were shot in Tambo Village last Tuesday.

His killers have not yet been arrested.

Lieutenant Colonel André Traut confirmed the motive was a suspected robbery.

“Unknown males tried to stop the vehicle, firing several shots into the vehicle.

“The [victim was hit] in the side and the 47-year-old in the face.

“The (victim) went to the Manenberg police station where they received assistance and were transported to hospital.

“He later succumbed as a result of his injuries.”

Aubrey was a well-known hawker from Manenberg who ran a busy stall in Surrey Estate.

Yesterday, family and friends and members of the community lit candles at his stall.

His sister Desiree Marshall, 50, told Daily Voice her brother was always willing to help others.

“He donated money to community organisations and he always helped people in the community. Everyone knew and loved him,” she says.

His niece Dalene Marshall adds: “The family and community lit candles and placed flowers at his stall. We also set off lanterns in his memory.”

Aubrey will be laid to rest tomorrow.

Proceedings will start with a viewing at his home in Kei Street, Manenberg, followed by a service at the Anglican Church in Calandula Road, Silvertown, Athlone.

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