Members of the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) Anti-Gang Unit have arrested a woman from Kraaifontein for being in possession of a weapon linked to the murder of 11-year-old Duran Visage.
Visage was a grade 5 pupil at Brooklands Primary School in Northpine. The boy was on his way to a neighbourhood spaza shop to purchase snacks when he was shot in the head by a stray bullet on Tuesday, October 6.
He was rushed to hospital and was declared brain dead. His life support machines were later switched off at the CapeGate Mediclinic.
A police investigation led to the arrest of two men, who are now facing charges of murder. Upon questioning the two suspects, authorities were able to glean the whereabouts of the murder weapon, and this led them to one of the suspects’ girlfriend’s home.
The murder weapon, a 9mm Norince pistol with 26 rounds, was found hidden beneath a wendy house on Yvonne Street, in the Scottsdene neighbourhood of Kraaifontein.
The girlfriend is expected to appear in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court soon on charges for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.