A 37-year-old mother was left traumatised when her 12-year-old son, Yonga Komanisi, died after being shot in the chest by criminals in Kraaifontein.
According to Daily Voice, Zingisa Komanisi said her son was hit by a stray gang bullet while on his way to a park in Wallacedene to fetch his two younger brothers.
“He was going to fetch his two brothers just before 8pm when the bullet hit him in the chest, close to his heart.
“We rushed with him to the Kraaifontein Day Hospital, but he died before we could get there,” Zingisa was quoted as saying.
A suspect has since been arrested and will appear in Blue Downs Magistrate’s Count on Friday, police said.
In October last year, an 11-year-old boy from Kraaifontein, Scottsdene, succumbed to injuries after he was shot in the head by a stray bullet.
IOL reported at the time that residents from Scottsdene said although the incident was not the first of its kind, the pain from the loss of yet another innocent life was in no way diminished.