Claudin Okakagnanga, 42, has been living in Cape Town for 10 years and owns a barbershop in Delft.
He says he and his friend, Patrick Bozo, 37, were walking to a butchery to buy food when they were confronted by three armed men who robbed them.
“We were walking down Delft Main Road, and three black men came up to us. One took Patrick’s cellphone and wallet and when they tried to rob me I started running away. I looked back and I saw Patrick fighting with them to get his phone back.
“I saw one of them slit his throat in front of a lot of people and nobody did anything to help. He died immediately. How cruel can you be to kill him for his cellphone? This country is messed up, I want to go home,” an emotional Claudin tells the Daily Voice.
Claudin says he believes they were targeted, as gangsters in the area tried to rob and “tax” them before.
“They came to me and asked me to pay them in order for me to have my business there, but I never gave in to their demands. They told me they would get me one day; I think this was it. They were jealous of us having a successful business while they don’t want to work,” he says.
Claudin is also upset with police, saying: “He was killed on 12 April. No media or police came to us to ask about him. Is it because we are foreigners?”
Police did not respond to queries by Tuesay night.