Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Richard Ishmail to be buried in Cape Town

By Nadia Samie
16 January 2007


Slain former Big Issue boss and former owner of Off Morocco, Richard Ishmail’s memorial and funeral arrangements have been announced.

Two memorials, one in Cape Town and the other in Johannesburg, will be held simultaneously on Wednesday 17 January, from 17h00 to 19h00. The Cape Town memorial will be at the Ashley Kriel Hall at Community House, 41 Salt River Rd, Salt River. The Johannesburg memorial will be held at the Baseline, President Street, Newtown Cultural Prescient.

Ishmail’s funeral will be held on Saturday 20 January at St Georges Cathedral, Wale Street, Cape Town. Viewing starts at 08h30 and the funeral service starts at 09h00. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers, people can make a contribution to the Richard Ishmail Memorial Fund, for the expenses of the memorials and funeral.

Ishmail died in Groote Schuur Hospital last Wednesday, after he was attacked in his Woodstock home in the early hours of last Sunday morning and sustained stab wounds, damaging his kidneys, intestine and spleen.

The family has made a call on anyone who may be able to assist with the investigation, particularly anyone who saw Ishmail on Saturday night, 7 January, to contact Captain Louis at the Woodstock Police Station on 021 4423124 or 021 4423129. Alternatively call Crime-Stop on 08600-10111.

Police spokesperson Captain Randall Stoffells told Bush Radio that on Tuesday that there have been no new developments in the case and no arrests have yet been made. A charge of murder is being investigated.

The Richard Ishmail Memorial Fund is held at the Standard Bank in Claremont, branch code 02510901, swift address SBZA ZA JJ, account number 077478037.

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