A 59-year-old  Tafelsig man, Isaac Bonzaaier, was stabbed in the back but moments before he died managed to name his alleged killer whom cops have since arrested.

Bonzaaier was on his way to buy cigarettes at a tuckshop close to his Flakkenberg Street home when he was stabbed by a man known to the family.

The man who worked as an Aerial Cleaner at Spar DC, died in front of his house after four men brought him home injured.

Bonzaaier’s 35-year-old niece said they tried to warn him about walking outside late at night, but he was adamant to get his cigarettes.

She said “It was after 11pm, I told him to go sleep but he wanted to go buy his cigarettes and he left”.

“Minutes later, someone came to knock on the door and told us my uncle was laying in the driveway and I heard a commotion outside.

She added that “He was stabbed and he told us who the person is who stabbed him, die persoon is bekend vir mes steek (the person is known for stabbing people)”.

The woman further said she confronted the alleged stabber and he became violent, threw his beer in her face and attacked her.

Residents stopped the man from assaulting her and he walked away.

Meanwhile Isaac was a peaceful person who loved his alcohol and cigarettes.

She said “Everyone loved my uncle, he was fun and very comical. Police still found the bloody R50 note he had on him when he was going to the shop and his phone is gone, I don’t know if they wanted to rob him.”

Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk says Mitchells Plain SAPS were investigating a murder case following the stabbing incident in Leeukop Street in Tafelsig.

“A 27-year-old suspect was arrested and will appear in court once charged.”