Prominent football star and midfielder stabbed to death in Steenberg


A Steenberg a prominent football star an father of two has been killed  for trying to defend a woman’s honour.

Gershwin Campher, 29, died on Woodwing Circle on Sunday night.

The local soccer player reportedly called out the suspect for being rude to his female friend.


The victim’s dad Henry Demas, 71, says the suspect who was known to Gershwin went inside his home to fetch a knife.

“The people who saw the knife say it was a big knife that he stabbed my son with. It was just one wound under his arm, he took a few steps before he fell on the ground.”

Henry says Gershwin’s friends came to tell him about the incident.

“I rushed out and when I got to the scene, his chest area was just full of blood. We called the ambulance after an hour and it still didn’t come. My son died waiting for an ambulance, but I doubt he would have made it even if the paramedics got there earlier.”

Henry says he last saw his son around 8pm on the day.

“He was with his friend and there was a girl with them as they were walking. They met with the suspect who started swearing at the girl. And Gershwin told him that is not a way to speak to a lady and the suspect got angry, grabbed the knife, the others ran away and he still told my son to run but he refused.

“And that is when he was stabbed. My son was a man who loved peace, he was never a rude person. He loved playing as a midfielder for his team and he was not a gangster, but he was killed.”

Despite witnesses identifying the suspect, police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana says no arrests have been made for the murder yet.

– Daily voice

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