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Cape Town teen dies after being hit by flying brick

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The 16-year-old had been fighting for her life after she was hit by a brick while driving with her father in Elsies River on Saturday, 28 April.

Robyn November

What should have been a mass prayer meeting for Robyn November on Sunday, turned into a memorial service where hundreds came out to mourn a Bishop Lavis teen who died in hospital on Friday.

The 16-year-old had been fighting for her life after she was hit by a brick while driving with her father in Elsies River on Saturday, 28 April.

The two were on their way home just after 6pm and were driving in 35th Avenue when a brick came flying into the Toyota, hitting Robyn in the face, breaking her nose and crushing her skull.

Police spokesperson, Captain FC van Wyk, said a couple had been arguing in the road when the man threw a brick at his partner.

It missed the woman and hit the car instead.

Police said on Sunday no arrests have been made.

Robyn was a Grade 10 learner at John Ramsay High School and was being treated in the ICU at Tygerberg Hospital for a week when she passed on.

On Friday, a relative, Curvin Ashley November, announced Robyn’s passing on social media.

“The November family wishes to announce that Robyn passed away this afternoon (Friday). Thank you for prayers and support.”

Robyn’s father, Errol, who previously spoke about how proud he was of his daughter, was not available for comment.

Errol said Robyn was a “caring and beautiful person” who wanted to become a social worker.

Deputy chairperson of the Community Policing Forum (CPF) of Elsies River, Imraahn Mukaddam, passed on his condolences to the November family.

“As the Elsies River CPF, we want to express our sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Robyn, this beautiful young woman who lost her life so tragically and so senselessly,” Mukaddam said.


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