Sad farewell for girl shot in head

2018-02-01 06:01
Sinesipho’s grandfather Thembinkosi Majalisa sobs while talking about his granddaughter.Grandfather Thembinkosi Majalisa mourns the loss of Sinesipho.PHOTOS: unathi obose

Sinesipho’s grandfather Thembinkosi Majalisa sobs while talking about his granddaughter.Grandfather Thembinkosi Majalisa mourns the loss of Sinesipho.PHOTOS: unathi obose

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Scores of people gathered at the Ethiopian Catholic Church in Mfuleni last Saturday to bid a farewell to a former student of Sinako High School in Makhaza.

Sinesipho Majalisa,14, was shot and killed by her friend early this month at a hostel in the area.

Mfuleni police station Communications Officer Nomathemba Muavha, confirmed the incident and said it happened on Sunday 07 January 2018.

“There was a shooting incident at the flats in Mfuleni. A group of friends were in one of their friend’s backyard room when two males, who are known to them arrived with a firearm in hand and forced the owner to open the burglar gate.

A shot went off in the room, hitting a 14 year old female in the head.”

She said a 16 and a 14 years old male were arrested in connection with the incident.

“They have been remanded in custody at two different Juvenile Detention Facilities and will appear in court on 05 February 2018 for a formal bail application,” she said, adding that police are investigating a murder case.

Speakers described Sinesipho as jovial teenager who had bright future.

Her brother Lunga Majalisa,25, said he was relieved that his sister was buried in a dignified manner.

He stated that he wanted the perpetrators to rot in jail.

“I don’t know what to say. I don’t wish to see them again.

The law must take its course,” said Lunga. He said Sinesipho was shot by a guy who came in to where they were (in a shack) with her friends and pointed a gun to them.

“I don’t know this guy. It does not matter if they were friends or not.

He knocked on their shack, but they didn’t open. He threatened to shoot them and left.

He came back again with his friend, carrying a gun and knocked again. They opened and they came in and he pointed them with a gun.

They say in the other hand was carrying a magazine, in which he hid the weapon.

Lunga added that Sinesipho stood up and went straight to him and he pulled the trigger and shot her in the head.

“She died on the spot,” he sighed.

Sinesipho’s grandfather Thembinkosi Majalisa described her as jovial and lovely.

“I was still expecting a lot from her. I didn’t think that she would leave so soon. I’m so hurt. I don’t know what to say about her,” he left the podium sobbing.

Sinesipho’s former classmate, Sinako high Ayakha Moyeni,14, described her late friend as loquacious person who also laughed a lot. “We were a group of three girls. We always did things together, even our class teacher used to call us ‘dawg girls’ because we didn’t listen in the class,” said Moyeni.

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