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Cape Town girl in dock after female friend stabbed to demise on Heritage Day


By Robin-Lee Francke Time of article published5m in the past

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Cape Town – A 20-year-old Cape Town girl accused of murdering her 28-year-old female friend on Heritage Day gave the impression within the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

It is said that on Heritage Day, Thursday, September 24, Tracy-Lee Collins from Retreat was once stabbed by way of her spouse in Ottery.

Provincial police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk showed the incident.

“At about 8pm, at a residence in Ailsa Road, in Ottery in Grassy Park, the victim was having an argument with the suspect, who then stabbed her once in the back.

“She was taken to a nearby medical facility, where she later died due to injuries sustained. A 20-year-old suspect was arrested on a charge of murder,” Van Wyk mentioned.

Family and buddies had T-shirts published in reminiscence of Tracy-Lee Collins. Photo: equipped

Collins’s aunt and spokesperson for the circle of relatives, Jacqueline Collins, mentioned she final noticed her niece simply ahead of 5pm on Thursday after the circle of relatives had loved an attractive braai.

Jacqueline mentioned her niece’s telephone stored ringing, however Tracy took no understand of it as she mentioned she was once spending the day along with her circle of relatives.

“Her (accused’s) stepmother then called Tracy and said she needed to come down (to the accused’s home in Ottery). The phone kept ringing and eventually Tracy said she’s going down to their home. Her last words were: ‘See you later,’” she advised African News Agency (ANA).

Jacqueline mentioned simply ahead of 8pm, her sister (Collins’s mom) were given a choice from her.

“Tracy told her mother: ‘Mommy, come fetch me, she’s hitting me.’ We didn’t know where she lived, so we managed to get a friend of Tracy to show us where this was.

“I stayed home while they (Collins’s mother and friend) went and when they got there, Tracy was found lying on the floor, bleeding,” the aunt defined.

She mentioned Collins was once rushed to Groote Schuur Hospital. Her blood-drenched garments have been passed to her mom, and at 12.10am the circle of relatives were given a choice from the health facility.

“The doctor said she had been stabbed with a screwdriver in her arm and she had a stab wound to her back. She lost lots of blood and her lung gave in.

“She was declared dead by 12am. When I saw her, she had bruises on her face, her face was extremely swollen and the doctors have said a post-mortem will be done to establish the cause of death,” Jacqueline advised ANA.

Collins was once described as a deferential, useful and worrying one who went out of her manner for others.

“We are struggling to accept that she is gone. She didn’t deserve to die like this. It’s just too hard to believe,” she mentioned.

On Sunday, automobile golf equipment held a memorial power for Collins, together with Dynamik Polo Crew, Honda Movement CPT, Swag CPT, Smokin’ Axles, Dubnatics, Opel Cartel, Opel Society Car Club, Cape German Crew, German Freaks and Opel Astra G Owners Club, and donations have been made to her circle of relatives to lend a hand with funeral prices.

A memorial run was once held by way of quite a lot of automobile golf equipment at Tracy-Lee Collins’s house in Retreat. Photo: equipped

Collins was once a member of the Smokin’ Axles.

A crowd of Collins’s family and friends stood outdoor the court docket, calling for no bail.

According to National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila, the accused gave the impression in court docket on Monday however mentioned the subject was once rolled over till Tuesday.

Ntabazalila mentioned the State will probably be opposing bail.

African News Agency (ANA)