Tyrone Philander (32), the younger brother of former Proteas cricket star Vernon Philander, was murdered in Ravensmead on Wednesday 07 October 2020 in Capetown South Africa.

Western Cape police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk confirmed that police are investigating a murder case after a shooting incident at about 1 pm on the corners of 7th Avenue and Webner Street in Ravensmead, where a 32-year-old man was shot and fatally wounded.

Tyrone Philander
Scene of Tyrone Philander’s murder in Ravensmead – Source: Twitter

Ravensmead Community Policing Forum spokesperson Zelda Tantraal confirmed that Tyrone Philander the brother of Vernon Philander had been the victim. According to a Ravensmead resident who asked not to be named, Tyrone’s murder came as a shock to them because “he was very friendly”.

He said Tyrone was on his way to fetch water from a nearby community tap when a car pulled up and someone started firing shots at the 32-year-old.

This follows just weeks after the murder of the top Police Officer Lt Col Charl Kinnear, assassinated while waiting for his son in his car outside his home in Bishop Lavis.

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Tyrone’s brother Vernon Philander is a South African former international cricketer. He was a right-handed bowling all-rounder and had represented South Africa at under 19 and national level. He played for the South Africa national cricket team and Cape Cobras in South African domestic cricket. In December 2019, ahead of a Test series against England, Philander announced that the series would be his last series before retiring from international cricket. READ MORE: Vernon Philander

Police asked anyone with information to contact the investigating officer Nyameko Mnqayi, at 079 894 1278 or 021 933 9000.

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[Disclaimer: as a small publisher relying on volunteers – our reports are non-exhaustive of the Crimes against Humanity in South Africa – we report as much as we can and advise readers to do their own diligence]


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