Family: Jealousy behind teen's murder

Teen model Aphiwe Mgoqi was stoned and stabbed to death by a mob in New Crossroads.

Teen model Aphiwe Mgoqi was stoned and stabbed to death by a mob in New Crossroads. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The family of a slain 17-year-old boy believes jealousy could be behind his murder.

Aphiwe Mgoqi was attacked by a mob in New Crossroads earlier this week. He was stoned and stabbed to death.

Mgoqi's grandmother, Nomazo, says many in the community were envious of him.

"People were jealous of him because he was a model. He was beautiful and he wasn't rude."