South African Police have arrested a 14-year-old girl in connection with the murder of Kirvan Fortuin, a popular choreographer, who was reportedly stabbed to death on Saturday morning in Cape Town.
Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana- police spokesperson, confirmed it is alleged that Fortuin and the girl were in Macassar. An argument ensued between the two, which led to him being stabbed.
“A 14-year-old girl was arrested and is being processed according to the Child Justice Act,”
Fortuin, 28, was residing between South Africa and the Netherlands, and danced for a Dutch company.
In South Africa, he worked as the founder and artistic director of the Kirvan Fortuin Foundation.
In a statement, Western Cape cultural affairs MEC Anroux Marais mourned the loss of Fortuin, saying that the province had lost a true inspiration.
“Kirvan was a true testament to how hard work and talent could open many paths to success. He was a rising star in South Africa, who had a promising road ahead of him,”
“Sadly, we have been robbed of the opportunity to celebrate his future successes, but we honour the amazing life of this young man.”
“Our deepest condolences go out to Kirvan’s family and friends, and especially to those in the arts and culture spheres, who walked his path with him. The Western Cape has lost a true inspiration in Kirvan, but we will continue to celebrate his legacy for many years to come.”