Oh No! 7-year-old Boy Accidentally Shot Dead By His 11-year-old Cousin In South Africa

Oh No! 7-year-old Boy Accidentally Shot Dead By His 11-year-old Cousin In South Africa
Join @Naijakit On Telegram For Instant Updates (Click Here)

Oh No! 7-year-old Boy Accidentally Shot Dead By His 11-year-old Cousin In South Africa
06th October 2021, 11:30 PM

Oh No 7yearold Boy Accidentally Shot Dead By His 11yearold Cousin In South Africa

An 11-year-old boy accidentally shot his 7-year-old cousin, Kwanele Zide in Libode, the Eastern Cape, South Africa with a firearm allegedly owned by his grandfather.

Eastern Cape police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naid, who confirmed the incident on Monday, October 4, said the deceased and his two cousins, were playing together at their home in Siqikini location when they found a firearm under the bed on Sunday.

"While one of the children, an 11-year-old boy was fiddling with the firearm (a 9mm pistol), a shot went off fatally wounding Kwanele Zide, 7, in his head," Naid said.

It is further alleged that the firearm belonged to his 49-year-old grandfather. The grandfather was arrested and detained on a charge of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. He is expected to appear in the Libode Magistrate's Court soon.

Naidu said police were investigating a case of murder and that the minor was not arrested.

"A case of murder was opened. The 11-year-old minor was not arrested. Ownership of the firearm is yet to be established." she added.

Eastern Cape acting provincial police commissioner, Major-General Zithulele Moses Dladla, expressed shock at the incident.

Dladla conveyed his condolences to the family, saying he strongly condemned the negligence involving the firearm.

"Every day a loved one is brutally murdered with a firearm. It is even sadder when families have to mourn the death of children through unfortunate incidents such as this one, all because of a firearm and very often an illegal firearm that would change a family's life forever." he said.

He urged communities to assist the police in curbing the proliferation of illegal firearms.

Naijakit creates content to benefit users and artists alike. We do this by showing data in an easy-to-digest format.

We help artists track their progress, promote songs and reach their target audience.

We have permission from the artists to display most of our content, where we do not request permission, Naijakit use content under fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, promotion, and research.

Please do not hesitate to contact us, If Naijakit has infringed on your copyright or the copyright of someone you represent, and you want your media files and lyrics to be removed from Naijakit database.

Naijakit will respond to “any and all take-down requests” that comply with the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and other applicable intellectual property laws.

Where we get songs to upload?

Naijakit have an upload form on the site, where users have to be registered

to upload song. Admin look at the song and decide if to approve it or not after some checks.

We also receive songs from artists representatives, artists, bloggers asking us to promote songs on our site.

Naijakit TV

Write a Comment

*NOTE:* You Need To Provide a Valid Phone Number Incase we want to reach you back. or you want us to contact you back.. Via your comment.. Thanks, Your Comment is important to us!