A brother of South African cricketer Vernon Philander was fatally shot in a street in Cape Town on Wednesday, his family said.

Tyrone Philander, a younger brother of Vernon, was killed meters from the family home in the neighbourhood of Ravensmead. He was shot while delivering water to a neighbour, South African media reported.

“There are no details around the incident at the moment and speculation will make it very difficult for us as a family to mourn in peace,” Vernon Philander said.

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