Rorisang Kgosana
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21 Apr 2015
5:00 pm

Soweto mother gunned down in front of children

Rorisang Kgosana

A 33-year-old mother was shot and killed in front of her two children during a hijacking in Johannesburg, Gauteng, police said today.

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According to provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant Kay Makhubela, the incident happened outside a school in Bram Fischerville, Soweto as the mother was picking up her 12-year-old daughter on Monday afternoon, Rekord East reported.

“She was with her 7-year-old son. When her daughter came into the car, two armed men approached the car and shot her in the upper body,” Makhubela said.

He said the hijackers pulled the mother and her children out of the car. The mother died at the scene, and the hijackers fled in her Toyota Corolla. He said the children were unharmed.

“We found her car abandoned in Dobsonville Extension 3 a few hours later,” Makhubela said.

No arrests have been made, and cases of murder and hijacking are being investigated.

In November last year, a man was shot in front of his family in a botched hijacking in Glen Marais, Kempton Park.

Kempton Park police spokesperson Captain Jethro Mtshali said the man along with his wife and children had just arrived at their home.

“The man had already gone inside the house, and the children were still in the car while their mother was closing the gate when three men approached her and she screamed. When the man came outside, it was alleged he tried to fight off one of the suspects when one of them fired the fatal shot,” Mtshali said.

The suspects immediately fled on foot.

– Caxton News Service