Veterinarian stabbed to death after criminals tried to steel his wife's car's wheel

A 27-year-old veterinarian was presumably killed by criminals who apparently tried to steal wheels from his wife's car during load shedding on Thursday.

According to Western Cape police, Dr. Natheem Jacobs was stabbed to death just after midnight at his home in Lady May Street in Athlone.

PICTURED: Dr. Natheem Jacobs

The police's FC van Wyk says Jacobs was stabbed with a knife and taken to the nearest hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Jacobs, who recently qualified as a vet, was joined by the Cape of Good Hope Animal Protection this week. The SPCA says it is devastated by the loss.

“Dr Jacobs, working under the Supervision of SPCA Board member Dr Ayoub Banderker in the capacity of CCS veterinarian, completed his community service between the Wingfield Animal Health Centre and the Cape of Good Hope SPCA and had just signed a contract for permanent employment with the SPCA yesterday,” said the Cape of GoodHope SPCA on its facebook page.

“An animal hero has fallen, and we are all heartbroken, but we are honouring Dr Jacobs in the best way we know how – by continuing to help the animals he loved so much,” added Cape of Good Hope SPCA CEO, Moyo Ndukwana.

Jacobs is survived by his wife and parents.


Done By: Mitchum George


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