This teenager died tragically after he was shot three times in the head following a suspected robbery.
Zubair Joemath, 19, died in hospital after he was attacked in Hanover Park Avenue on Sunday morning
It’s believed the Crawford resident was dropped in the area by his parents, where he was visiting friends.
Police say the circumstances surrounding his death are still being investigated.
The teenager was laid to rest yesterday afternoon according to Islamic rites.
Zubair’s friends and family took to Facebook to express their shock and horror over his brutal murder.
Wendy Jacobs Williams posted: “I’m sick to my stomach right now. A 17-year [19-year-old] soccer buddy of my son from Crawford, his parents dropped him off in Hanover Park this morning by a friend.
“He got robbed and shot 3 times in the head, was declared brain dead and died. I cannot imagine the pain the parents, family and friends are feeling. Worst I don’t even want to imagine his fear at that moment (sic).”
His cousin Shane Joemath also posted: “RIP Zubair Joemath, you will surely be missed cuz. Gone too soon (sic).”
Police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana confirms a murder docket has been registered for investigation.
“According to information police attended to the complaint at around 1.30am, upon arrival they found a male victim with gunshot wounds,” she says.
“The victim was transported to hospital where he died due to his injuries. No one has been arrested at this stage.”
Rwexana asks anyone with information who can assist with the investigation to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or Philippi SAPS on 021-690 1500.