Ironically, Lesley Butler, 35, ensured his wife got to work safely when he was robbed and shot six times in Heideveld.
His devastated wife Asheeqa Butler explains: “My husband was taking me halfway to work, before that we went to the ATM and he withdrew R2000.
“I was heading to my daughter and just before he turned around, two men passed us, one wearing an orange Nike bag. I didn’t see their faces.
“Lesley turned around and I went into my daughter’s house and as I was coming out, I headed to work. I heard about three or four shots go off.
“I asked my daughter if it was gunshots, she wasn’t sure and I proceeded to go to work.”
She says as soon as she got to work, she got the call.
“I had just got to work and my phone rang. I was told to come home now, something had happened to my husband.
“When I got to the scene, he had already passed away. He was shot six times,” she cries.
It appears the motive for Lesley’s murder was robbery.
“He didn’t have it [money] on him; he only had his phone on the scene,” she says.
“People were saying it was two guys, one wearing an orange bag. The time he went back he must have got them.”
Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana confirms a murder investigation is underway.
“Manenberg police are investigating a case of murder after a shooting incident that left a 35-year-old man fatally wounded.
“According to information the incident occurred at Chapman’s Peak Road in Heideveld on Saturday morning at 7am.”
Rwexana added no arrests have been made yet.