Senseless death of Abe Meyer

SENSELESS DEATH ABE MEYER- The community of Heidelberg was shocked to a standstill on Friday, 9 February 2018, when a beloved Heidelberg resident was fatally wounded in front of her house in Smit Street, Heidelberg. Abigail Meyer (21) played a huge part in the community as part of the Heidelberg Volunteer medics.



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Friday at approximately 19:45, Abe and a colleague, Jaco Pretorius (24), returned home from the gym to park Abe’s car and then to go and grab something to eat. A vehicle with four men approached them in the driveway and several shots were fired. Abe was shot in her stomach. The men fled the scene with their own vehicle and Jaco’s red Ford Fiesta.


In a sad turn of event, Elzona Meyer, Director of Heidelberg Volunteer Medics and General Manager at Emerge-med, was dispatched to the hijack. Upon arrival she found the victim to be her daughter. Elzona and colleagues attempted to stabilize Abe on the scene after which she was airlifted to Union Hospital in Alberton, where she subcommand to her injuries.


The Ford Fiesta was found later the evening locked and abandoned in Tsakane. According to Captain Tshilate, Corporate Communications Heidelberg SAPS, no arrests have been made thus far, but police are working relentlessly to solve the case.


On Saturday, 10 February, hundreds of Heidelberg residents, Police officers, and Emergency personnel gathered in front of the house and laid flowers to show their condolences. In solidarity, community members are wearing black for Abe on Monday 12 February 2018.


Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects is urged to contact Luitenant-Colonel Frey or Captain Shabane at 0164310400 or 0765610450

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