Former South Africa Pacer Vernon Philanders Brother Shot Dead In Cape Town

 Vernon Philander, sibling of Tyrone, is a previous South African pacer© AFP 

Tyrone Philander, the more youthful sibling of previous South African pacer Vernon Philander, has been shot dead. The occurrence occurred on Wednesday evening in the family’s old neighborhood of Ravensmead in Cape Town, ESPNCricinfo announced. Vernon Philander took to Twitter to affirm the news: “Our family is coming to terms with the brutal murder in my hometown of Ravensmead earlier today. I would like to ask that the family’s privacy be respected during this difficult time.”

I might want to affirm the accompanying and wish that our family’s desire to permit us to grieve be regarded. Much obliged to you just for the love and backing

— Vernon Philander (@VDP_24) October 7, 2020″The murder is now the subject of a police investigation and we respectfully ask that the media give the police the space to conduct a thorough investigation. There are no details around the incident at the moment and speculation will make it very difficult for us as a family to mourn in peace. Tyrone is forever in our hearts. May his soul rest in peace,” he included.

According to nearby media reports, Tyrone had left his home to convey water to a neighbor when he was shot dead.

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