Milnerton crime fighter dies

Mansoor Fortune.

Milnerton Crime Watch Trust patrollers say they are at a loss for words after their friend, colleague, and “willing to assist” patroller Mansoor Fortune, 53, died of an asthma attack, on Monday June 12.

The Trust’s spokesperson, Craig Pedersen, said the incident happened just after midnight when Mr Fortune radioed his colleagues for help, while coughing and wheezing.

They could not understand his transmissions and they set out to find him, said Mr Pedersen.

Mr Fortune was found lying next to his vehicle, and an ambulance was called, but he was declared dead at the scene .

Milnerton police were called to the scene, Mr Pedersen said.

“Patrolman Mansoor family and loved ones remain in our thoughts at this difficult time. Please spare a thought for them as they come to grips with the loss of a good man, loving husband and father. He will be missed by his colleagues and the residents of Milnerton whom he served,” he said.

He said Mr Fortune joined the Milnerton Crime Watch Trust in 2021.

“He came to the us exceedingly well recommended after a full career in the security sector.”

“Mansoor quickly built up a reputation for reliability and a friendly disposition which he carried across into his time with the Milnerton Crime Watch Trust.”

“Mansoor was well liked by colleagues and the community alike and will be sorely missed by the community,” said Mr Pedersen.

Milnerton police did not respond to emails and calls by deadline.