30-year-old Ernest Kanzi was recently stabbed to death while working as a security guard at a Mitchells Plain school.
On Wednesday morning CapeTalk's Pippa Hudson spoke to Ernest's sister-in-law Nikelwa Tshonepi about the tragedy and how the family is struggling to afford to send Ernest home to the Eastern Cape for burial.
Nikelwa has worked for Mark van Wijk for 15 years and he joined her on the air making a plea for assistance in raising the money for the funeral costs.
A number of callers contacted CapeTalk to offer assistance. Mark confirms 12-14 people have emailed him raising about R4000 so far.
An insurance broker has offered to arrange the transportation of the body to the Eastern Cape, he says.
If this comes off it will help cover most of the cost.— Mark Van Wijk, Nikelwa's employer
When I tell her of the assistance being received Nikelwa is so overwhelmed with gratitude.— Mark Van Wijk, Nikelwa's employer
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Listen to the interview below: