Friday, April 27, 2007

Boy killed in his sleep

By Tando Mfengwana
27 April 2007

A boy was shot dead in his sleep allegedly by a man who had a quarrel with his brother; in the Eastern Cape on Thursday.

Two other boys were injured during the incident at a homestead in Nxaxo location near Centane in the old Transkei.

Police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha says that the angry man came to his elder brother’s homestead looked through the window and fired several shots at the boys while they sleep.

The boys were actually not his brother’s, but visiting neighbourhood children.

Ten-year-old Ndayi Nande died on the scene. His 13-year-old brother Sinesipho and 16-year-old, Thembela Sobanti were injured.

The two wounded boys are currently in an East London private hospital.

Police found three 9mm bullet cases on the scene.

Police have opened a case of murder and two attempted, and the suspect is still at large.

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