An angry Atlantis family is demanding answers from Table View SAPS about why their son’s murderers have not been arrested.
The family of Thahier Angus, 34, who was allegedly beaten to death by security guards while scratching in a bin in Table View, say after SIX months police have still not answered their questions.
At the time of his death, mom Aziza, 62, explained the father visited the affluent suburb twice a week to scratch in bins for appliances he could fix and resell to earn an income for his eight-year-old son, Tourique.
Crime scene photos taken after his death show Thahier’s lifeless body on the pavement, his wrists bruised and injuries on his face.
She said according to the investigating officer, guards from a new security company killed him.
“They said it was Avid Security, a new company. He confirmed Thahier died as a result of a beating. The detective confirmed he had handcuffs on,” she explained.
Advocate Bruce Hendricks, who represents Avid Security, confirmed their officers were on the scene, but denies that they hit Thahier: “I can confirm that the officers responded to a possible house break-in from a client in Overbosch. None of them assaulted him or injured him.”
Aziza says after months, cops have not given the family feedback as they beg for answers.
“All we want to know is why have they not been charged yet when the detective told us he was beaten to death. Every time we try to contact the detective he avoids us.”
Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk says the docket is still under investigation, as the post mortem report is outstanding.
“The case docket was discussed with the senior state prosecutor and she instructed the investigating officer to complete investigations and to present the docket for decision after all investigation is finalised,” Van Wyk says.