Mathebula family insists police shot 6-year-old Gontse

Mathebula family insists police shot 6-year-old Gontse

The family of a six-year-old boy, initially reported to be five, who was shot and wounded in Alexandra recently says the police should take responsibility for the incident.

Gontse Mathebula was walking to a nearby spaza shop when police allegedly started shooting at suspected hijackers.

Mathebula was hit by a stray bullet in his thigh. He was taken by his uncle to a nearby clinic and was later transferred to hospital.

One suspect was fatally wounded in the incident, while others fled on foot.

In a preliminary statement – police deny shooting the child and say he was knocked down by a car.

The police say it is unfortunate that the community believes that the law enforcement officials are lying. – Report by Voice of Wits newsreader and producer, Lehlohonolo Malapane.