Cape Town – A man believed to be an Egyptian tourist has been stabbed at least 10 times in an apparent robbery on Noordhoek Beach in Cape Town on Saturday night.
The attack is believed to have happened late on Saturday night.
According to Table Mountain Watch spokesperson Andre van Schalkwyk, the man was stabilised and taken to hospital.
Van Schalkwyk warned tourist to stay away from that area.
“BnBs and hotels must warn people about the crime in the area. They know where the hot spots are. They (tourists) should be warned about these hotspots so that these people’s holidays are not spoiled. Tourists must stay away from the beach,” he said.
He said a safety plan must immediately be put in place in order to curb such crimes around Noordhoek Beach.
More than eight muggings have taken place on Noordhoek beach in the past two months.
Not for the tourist stabbed multiple times on #Noordhoek Beach last night #Kakapo wreck. #Austrians and #Germans also this season. 17 attacks in 70 days and tourists still not being informed by Tourism Industry. RT this please #tmcrime
— Table Mountain Watch (@TableMntnWatch) January 7, 2018
Despite appeals to do so neither @CityofCT ;@TableMountainNP ;
SAPS ; nor the @WesternCapeGov has managed to get plan in place to deal with #muggings on #Noordhoek & #Kommetjie beaches. Waiting for someone to get killed? @helenzille @PatriciaDeLillehttps://t.co/1sMtsYbtFW?
— Louise Gammage (@LouGammage) January 6, 2018