An 11-year-old boy was shot dead at a funeral in Kwazakhele in Port Elizabeth.
The police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding his death. The shooting reportedly happened during an “after tears” ceremony on Saturday afternoon. Police have still not found the shooter. Mbaza Dlamini was among the crowd that watched “after tears” festivities following the funeral of 28-year-old Siyamthanda Ndema in Kwazakhele. The police’s Andre Beetge says Ndema was an alleged gangster killed on 7 January.
“A crowd gathered afterwards at Makhubalo Street where general lawless behaviour took place, which included spinning of vehicles and firing of firearms within that close ranges of the crowd. These persons did not even run away while the shots were fired. Unfortunately, 11-year-old Mbaza Dlamini died in the process.”
Beetge says Motherwell cluster commander major general Dawie Rabie wants a full probe into the “Mginza” funeral practice, which often involves illegal behaviour at the funerals of slain gangsters.