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It was a mother's intuition that drove a woman to tell her husband that a white man was coming to kill them.
A few minutes later the woman's three-year-old son Onkarabile ran into the house with blood-soaked clothes and a bullet wound in his left shoulder, which was held together only by pieces of flesh.
Christina Lottering testified in the Mmabatho high court yesterday that she fainted outside her shack when she saw that her son Onkarabile (God has answered), was the first victim of Johan Nell's bullets at Skierlik informal settlement near Swartruggens in the North West on January, 14.
Little Onkarabile was taken to the Rustenburg Hospital and later transferred to George Mukhari Hospital in Garankuwa, where he spent three months receiving specialised treatment.
At Nell's earlier and final appearance in the Swartruggens magistrate's court Onkarabile's name was never mentioned.
It was only included in the roll after the case was transferred to the Mmabatho high court for trial.
Timothy Mokgathi testified that a white man arrived minutes after Nell had shot his 15 victims, four of whom were killed.
"He just came and asked where the shooter was and then left," Mokgathi said. "He did not bother to help the youngest victim, three-month-old Elizabeth Moiphitli, and her mother Anna Moiphitli, who both later died."
The bullets had ripped open the woman's stomach and her intestines were on the ground while the baby had a big hole in her spinal cord, Mokgathi said.
The trial continues.