By Kaya 959 Reporter
Tributes continue to pour in for a SABC technician who was killed while trying to protect a woman at a car wash at the weekend.
The SABC reported that Patrick Mgoqi was shot and killed at a car wash in Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats on Sunday.
The public broadcaster said an altercation had transpired between the woman and another person at the car wash.
He was protecting the woman from being assaulted.
The SABC said 47-year-old Mgoqi was a loving and caring colleague who was dedicated to his work, family and friends.
“His death is a great loss to the Western Cape region. Mgoqi will be missed for his cheerful character, playful nature and work ethic,” the SABC said. No arrests have been made as yet.
Mgoqi worked as a technician at the SABC’s Western Cape offices.
He is survived by his wife and three children as well as his mother and sister.
A “brave fighter”
In a post on Facebook, a friend described Mgoqi as a “brave fighter.”
“You did not deserve to die in the hands of trigger-happy criminals. May your soul rest in perfect peace my brother Patrick Mgoqi – my former colleague at the public broadcaster in Cape Town. Rest in Power Buccaneer,” James Shikwambana posted.
Another friend, Nadia Saffron, also took to social media to share her tribute.
“For Patrick Mgoqi who never stopped smiling on even his darkest days. You were so kind to me, so skilled at what you did, and always a light in the hallways of the SABC. RIP my dear friend, I will miss you.”
#SABC mourns another tragic, senseless loss after technician #PatrickMgoqi was shot dead in Khayelitsha on Sunday. "It’s believed Mgoqi was trying to protect a young woman from being assaulted by a suspect when an altercation started". #RIPPatrickMgoqi😢 https://t.co/hvu5whSzOO
— Michael Markovitz (@mmarkovitz) October 13, 2021
Patrick Mgoqi was trying to protect a young woman from being assaulted when he was killed in Khayelitsha on Sunday night. 😢 pic.twitter.com/sxJ2lmoZls
— Dr. Wakanda™️ #GlobalCitizenAdvocate (PhD) (@ModjadjiSA) October 12, 2021
This is so sad, condolences to the family. This man is a hero, he stood up for someone in their time of need and made the ultimate sacrifice, he should be honored. I hope his family receives justice and that his death was not in vane. RIP Patrick Mgoqi https://t.co/CxUDkfhcns
— Alistair Wessels (@Alistair5234) October 12, 2021
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