A high school teacher has been shot and killed at the scene of a car crash in an apparent road rage incident.
Masiyile High School Maths Literacy and Technology onnie Sizwe Yaphi, 26, was out with his friends on Sunday when he was killed in Khayelitsha.
His mom Zoliswa says she was woken up in the early hours of Sunday around 3am by her son’s frantic pals.
“They told me that he had been killed, I told them I wanted to go to the scene and they informed me that it was cleared as the murder happened at 1am,” the mom says.
“I was quite shocked that they would come to me after two hours and that has left me with so many questions, and they are failing to answer any.”
She tells the Daily Voice that according to the friends, the occupant of the crashed vehicle got out with a gun and only shot her son.
“I was told that he was sitting in the car when this happened.
“The person just walked out of the other car and shot him.
“They were not involved in this accident.
“The friend’s brother is the one who was driving his own car when he bumped into the suspects’ vehicle and then there was an argument and still my son didn’t say anything but he is the only one who was shot.”
Zoliswa explains that Sizwe ran into Greenpoint where he collapsed.
His pupils recognised him and they called the police.
Western Cape Education Department spokesperson Bronagh Hammond says: “The WCED can sadly confirm the tragic passing of a young and committed educator from Masiyile High School.
“Our condolences to his family, friends and the whole school community.”
Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi has confirmed that Khayelitsha Police attended a crime scene in Greenpoint on Sunday.
“Upon arrival at the crime scene they found the body of an unknown man who sustained gunshot wounds to his chest,” he says.
“The victim was declared deceased on the scene by the medical personnel.
“The motive for the attack is unknown.
“The unknown suspects fled the scene in an undisclosed direction and are yet to be arrested.”