Foreign mom, baby gunned down in Springs

2013-12-04 13:17
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Johannesburg - Police are hunting for the killers of an Ethiopian woman and her 16-month-old baby who were gunned down in Springs, The Star reported on Wednesday.

Vigist Chufamjo and her baby daughter Happy were shot in a car outside her husband’s shop in Everest, Springs.

Chufamjo was shot in the chest while her daughter was shot in the head.

The family are now trying to raise money to send the bodies back to Ethiopia for a proper burial.

The family of Chufamjo’s husband, Wangore Kebede, believe the murders are related to recent attacks on foreign nationals in Ekurhuleni.

Activist Ayob Mungalee believes the killings are part of an ethnic cleansing targeting specific foreigners.

Springs police spokesperson Captain Paul Ntsane said a murder docket has been opened and investigations are continuing but no arrests have been made.

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