The family of convicted child killer, Melvin Volkwyn came under attack on the steps of the Western Cape High Court today by members of a local neighbourhood watch as sentencing procedures got underway.
Tears flowed in the courtroom and police were sent to the public gallery after the altercation which left Volkwyn’s younger sister, Beaulynne, 32, in tears.
Shortly after the tea break the woman was seen weeping in the gallery as it was revealed she was attacked by a member of the Stratford Community Crime Watch outside court.
The incident saw state prosecutor, Robin Lewis, issuing a warning that the gallery would be cleared if there was another altercation.
Speaking to the Daily Voice Beaulynne says she asked the woman a question when she came under attack by the patroller who shouted that Melvin would be raped in prison.
“She said why am I drukking my bek in and I said aunty you can’t talk so ombeskof with me. Then she asked me who am I and I sad I am Mel’s sister and she said Mel is a n*** en hy gaan ’n n*** word daar binne en my ma se p***. Then I said she musnt talk so lelik she is a groot vrou then she started rukking her [Niquieta Volkwyn] and I came to keer af en to ruk sy vir my.”
Beaulynne returned to court with a head injury but said she was unsure if she would be opening a criminal case.
Daily Voice approached the patroller for comment but she refused and walked away.
Volkwyn was found guilty of the murder of the murder of one-year-old Orderick Lucas.
Orderick was last seen on 24 March 2019 but it was only four days later when his mother, Davedine, a self-confessed drug addict, discovered the tot was missing.
On 2 April 2019, his tiny body was discovered in a drain a street away from his ouma’s home and Volkwyn was charged with his murder.
In earlier testimonies during the trial the patrollers were accused by witness Betty Cloete of refusing to allow her to speak to police. At the time Cloete said she had crucial evidence that Orderick had been seen on the Monday with his mother despite claims he was last seen on the Sunday.