A 15-year-old boy was stoned to death during a suspected robbery while on his way to buy alcohol with his friends.
Manuel Maya died moments after his killers bashed his head with cement blocks in Delft late Saturday morning.
His brother, Marlon Hoorn, 19, believes his brother was being robbed at the time.
“His friend came to us and told us Manny was lying in the street in Roosendal,” says Marlon.
“When we arrived he was still alive. My mother spoke to him but he could not respond.
“When the ambulance arrived a few minutes later they told us he didn’t make it.
“He and his friends were going to buy alcohol, they were at a party,” says Marlon.
Manuel’s mother Magdaline Maya was at the mortuary when the Daily Voice visited the home yesterday.
Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut says a case of murder was opened for investigation.
“The circumstances surrounding the death of a 15-year-old boy on the corners of Sweetwell and Vergenoegd Streets in Voorbrug, Delft, are under investigation,” Traut says.
“According to reports, the victim was thrown with a brick against his head and later died on the scene.”