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Minister Fritz visits family of late Carly Isaacs

17 March 2020



Date: 17 March 2020

Release: immediately


Minister Fritz visits family of late Carly Isaacs


Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, together with Ward Councilor Daniel Christians and Alderman Eddie Andrews, visited the family of the late Carly Isaacs (17). Carly was stabbed to death on Sunday upon returning home from church to fetch her robes to participate in a later church service in Westridge, Mitchells Plain.


It is believed that upon returning home, Carly was confronted and stabbed to death by robbers. A murder case has been opened by SAPS and is currently under investigation. Carly’s body was reportedly found in her family’s TV room by her father. She had been stabbed and succumbed to her wounds at the scene. A cellphone and house keys were taken.


Minister Fritz said, “I am deeply disturbed by the death of young Carly Isaacs. Her loss has caused tremendous pain to all who knew her. No parent should have to bury their child. Carly was clearly a loved member of her family and community. I have requested the deployment of social workers to support the family who are deeply traumatized by her loss. I have also offered support to the family in arranging the funeral and replacing locks, where needed.”


Minister Fritz added, “It is incredibly heartwarming to see how local churches and the community have come together to support the family during this time of immense grief. I call on anyone with information that can aid the investigation to immediately come forward and report such to their local SAPS or by calling Crime Stop on 08600 10111.”


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Media Enquiries: 

Cayla Ann Tomás Murray

Spokesperson for Minister Albert Fritz

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