- By late yesterday, at least five people had been shot, three fatally, since the weekend.
- The little boy, who has not yet been identified, FIVE people have been shot in Delft
- including a four year old boy who was shot in the stomach near Delft Main Road and died in hospital on Sunday.
Yesterday morning, two other teenage boys were shot outside their homes in Schubert Street, Delft. According to a family friend and community worker, Nolene Botsheleng, Marko Adonis, 19, an alleged gang member fromof the Terrible Josters, was shot dead while returning from the shops.
“His mother had sent him to buy airtime and as he was returning home. “He was shot in an alleyway, he died on the spot,” said Botsheleng. Mogamat Yaseem Madatt, 17, allegedly part of the same gang, was also shot outside his house when he went to check on his friend.
“After Marko’s death, Mogamat went to find Marko and was shot dead,” added Botsheleng. When asked to speak about the death of her son, Adonis’s mother refused to speak to the media.
Mogamat’s mother, Farieda Madatt, 45, who did not live with her son, found out about the incident while she was at work. “Mogamat’s sister called me and told me to come to Delft immediately. I instantly knew that my son was shot, but I thought that he would be okay,” Farieda said, while trying to hold back her tears.
She had last seen her son last Thursday. Feizel Madatt, Mogamat’s father, had warned his son on numerous occasions to get out of the gang life. “I think he joined the gang three months ago and I always told him about the dangers of being in a gang.
"I am very heartbroken and it is not right for a parent to bury their son, our children need to bury us,” he said. Police spokeswoman Constable Noloyiso Rwexana confirmed yesterday's shootings in Schubert Street. “According to information police attended to the scene and found bodies of men aged 17 and 19 with gunshot wounds. "Cases of murder are under investigation, no one has been arrested,” Rwexana said.
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