Oppose bail for Ivan Ivanov's accused murderer

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We, the undersigned, appeal for the bail application to be denied for Sinaye Mposelwa who were arrested in Hout Bay, on the morning of 27th of July 2019 for the alleged murder of Ukranian tourist - Ivan Ivanov. The accused is due to appear in court on the 21st of August 2019.

Via Hout Bay CPF Facebook page on 27 July 2019

Press Release around the East Fort murder this morning. *Note that the arrest was made by CCP

The circumstances surrounding a murder are being investigated after a 44 Year old Ukrainian tourist was stabbed to death during a robbery while he was walking in Table Mountain National Park in Hout Bay this morning at around 11:00. Three suspects fled with his backpack containing personal effects. Members of the neighborhood watch apprehended one of the suspects, a 25 year old man in possession of the stolen items. He is due to make a court appearance in Wynberg on Monday.

Kind regards

Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut
SAPS Western Cape Media Centre
Contact numbers : 021 417 7423
E-mail : wcmedia@saps.gov.za

Ivan leaves behind a wife and 3 children in the Ukraine. His sister-in-law, Dina sent through this message:

"Ivan was a wonderful person with a kind and good heart.

Ivan was a hard working professional being one of few people who Specialized in his field of agricultural inspection. Ivan had 3 university degrees to his name and started as a sailor and finished marine academy. Ivan completed degrees in economics and law in the UK.

Ivan was fluent in 4 languages and was learning other. He was also passionate about military history and loved reading books."

We are appealing to the greater Hout Bay community to stand together to ensure that an end is put to the attacks on residents and visitors alike. Hout Bay should be a safe place for all!

Read more on the memorial that was held at East Fort for Ivan Ivanov