Brutal murder of Cape surfer leaves coastal community in shock

Big wave surfer Frank Solomon says the surfing community is reeling with shock after the murder of a 38-year-old Scarborough man in Cape Town.

The man was hijacked as he returned to his car after a surf at Witsand last Wednesday.

It has been reported that his attackers forced him into the boot of his car and later set it alight near Ocean View on Slagkop road.

Ocean View police detectives over the weekend arrested a suspect.

Solomon says he hopes the new premier will do his best to try and make the Western Cape a safer province.

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What do you do and when do you say enough is enough? Can I not go surfing now? My girlfriend can't go for a hike because she might get raped? Do we all just sit home in fear? This is quite a scary time.

Frank Solomon, Big wave surfer

Post elections hopefully we can start focusing on things like safety especially in the poorer communities.

Frank Solomon, Big wave surfer

We have one of the best coasts in the entire world for surfing and we should be protecting them and making them safe not only for tourists but for locals too.

Frank Solomon, Big wave surfer

Guys who go fishing in Macassar have to take guns with them for in case they get attacked.

Frank Solomon, Big wave surfer

A caller Robert explains that not only surfers are being targeted but cyclists get attacked in that stretch of road.

To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below:


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