Wed Oct 26 00:57:51 SAST 2016
Mkhwebane leaves Zuma‚ Van Rooyen interdicts

The new public protector says she will leave the dispute over the state capture report prepared by h.

Dead kid's mom seeks justice

By unknown | Oct 24, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Sne Masuku

Sne Masuku

A distraught KwaMashu, Durban, mother, whose six-year-old daughter was killed by a stray bullet during a road rage incident, says she wants justice now.

Lindeni Ngidi says police have "failed to arrest" the culprits who killed her daughter.

"I don't even know who the investigating officer is. No one has told me anything about the progress of the case."

Ngidi says she will not find peace and closure until the people who killed her daughter are arrested.

"If there are no arrests it means my daughter's life meant nothing," she says.

Zinhle was shot while walking with her mother to the shop.

Doctors at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital removed the bullet that was lodged in her skull, but she later died after being discharged from hospital.

The shooting is still a mystery to the girl's mother, and police have still not established where the stray bullet came from.

Shortly after the incident two men were arrested for attempted murder after a victim of road rage had laid charges of attempted murder against a taxi driver.

The taxi driver had apparently fired at him after an argument around the same area and at about the same time that Zinhle was shot.

However, the charges were later dropped.

Police spokesman Muzi Mngomezulu said the two suspects arrested in connection with the road rage shooting were later released.

"They were not linked to the shooting of baby Zinhle. We never found a weapon.

"I communicated with the investigating officer to liaise regularly with the family of the victim about the progress of the case.

"The matter is still under investigation."


Login OR Join up TO COMMENT