The boy was shot dead when security the guards and group looters clashed. Two security guards have been arrested in connection with the shooting the boy’s death.
While talking to Eye Witness News, the owner of a security company confirmed the arrest of the two security guards. He said his guards “were facing a situation where the crowd were throwing stones at them, and some shots were fired. They responded with some warning shots. Four shots were fired in the direction of my guard, and he responded with two shots. It’s believed the boy was shot from one of these two shots. The boy was with the attackers. According to the guards, “he was on the roof and the shots were coming from that direction.”
He also revealed that the two arrested guards are due to appear in court today.
The 14 year old boy has become the seventh person to be murdered in the KZN xenophobic attacks over the past two weeks.
One of the young community leaders Bonginkosi Mkhize said “I strongly condemn the lost of lives especially children. We must also encourage communities not to involve minors in such activities”
Mkhize went on to say “I also strongly believe that South African government need to revisit and amend foreign policies.”
Another young leader from Durban Renee Ntshingila echored the same sentiments. Ntshingila said “I am so against this whole xenophobic thing” This is so inhuman, we are all Africans after all.”
by Lwazi Nyanakancesh Nongauza
Johannesburg, South Africa