Kyle Bruiners, a 17-year-old disabled teen from Parkwood, has been stabbed to death on his birthday after being robbed of a chain he received as a gift.
Police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said cases of murder and attempted murder have been opened for investigation.
“Cases of murder and attempted murder were opened for investigation by Grassy Park police following a stabbing incident that led to the death of a 17-year-old boy and two other victims, aged 33 and 35, who were wounded.
“According to information, the incident occurred at Willow Road in Grassy Park (Saturday night) at about 21:00.
“It is reported that the deceased was earlier robbed by the suspects, who later came back and stabbed the victims.
“The circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation with no arrests at this stage,” said Rwexana in a Cape Times report.
The other two victims who were injured are believed to be his uncle and his stepfather. His uncle has been discharged from the hospital, however, his stepfather is in critical condition.
Kyle’s grandmother Ann Bruiners told the Cape Times: “The boys who did this were childhood friends of Kyle. They often used to threaten and bully him but have now fled the area after the incident. They told him they would stab him.”
EWN reported that the silver chain was a gift from his biological father – who he had met for the first time on his birthday.