A walk was held on Women’s Day in honour of the late Carly Isaacs, 17, who was murdered at her home in March.
More than 30 people gathered at the rose garden entrance of Westridge Gardens in Morgenster Road, on Women’s Day, Sunday August 9.
While Carly’s mother, Anthea Isaacs, cancelled the planned 5km event at 8am, due to bad weather, a number of people would not be deterred and continued with part of the walk.
Members of the Westridge Yankees Softball Club, representatives of Westridge High School and Christ the Redeemer congregants attended the walk in honour of Carly, said Carly’s softball coach, Candice Bull.
“We decided to do one lap for Carly, and were joined by some more people dressed in pink. For the 45 minutes we walked, the rain stopped and skies opened,” she said.
The church made posters, and the school presented the family with what would have been Carly’s matric jacket.
“We were joined by (councillor) Eddie Andrews as well, which shows his interest in curbing the scourge of gender-based violence in our community,” she said.
Junior library assistant and textbook co-ordinator from Westridge High School, Bonita Abrahams said Carly meant so much to the library.
“She was always on duty, always in our presence that is why we took the initiative to donate the jacket. The Friday before she passed, we watched Frozen 2 in the library, and that will always be with us,” said Ms Abrahams.
Ms Isaacs thanked all those who had come out to support them and commemorate the life of their daughter, despite the rain. “Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are eternally grateful to you,” she said.
Mitchell’s Plain police are investigating a case of murder after Carly was found with a stab wound to her chest on the morning of Sunday March 15.
It’s believed she had been on her way home from church to fetch her garments at home, between services.
When she got home she realised that her home had been burgled and that the burglars were still inside. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation, with no arrests having been made yet, said Mitchell’s Plain SAPS spokesman Captain Ian Williams.
On Sunday August 16, at 9am, another 5km walk will be held for those who did not make it to last weekend’s one.
For more information contact Ms Isaacs on 076 432 9328.