Zille intern gunned down in Cape Town

2013-05-07 08:52

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Cape Town - An 18-year-old man who worked in Premier Helen Zille’s office and his girlfriend were gunned down in a suburb near Cape Town at the weekend, the Cape Argus reported on Tuesday.
Jarryd Manuel, who worked as an intern in Zille’s office, and his girlfriend, Megan Hendricks, 19, were shot outside Manuel’s mother’s home in Delft shortly after 20:00.
 “This is a tragic and senseless death that highlights just how serious the crisis of gang violence is,” Zille said.

“Jarryd… could have undoubtedly built a successful career for himself using the opportunity offered by his internship.

Jarryd’s mother, Hazeline Manuel, told the Argus of the terror she felt when she heard the shots just moments after her son left her house.

She ran outside and found Jarryd and Hendricks alive on the pavement but unable to speak.

The Delft mother said police had failed her son by not curbing gangsterism in the area.
A member of the Delft community policing forum said there was a recent surge in shootings and that at least five people had been killed since last Monday.

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