Couple survive ‘freak’ stray bullet accident in their home

2019-04-24 06:01
photo: andile sitholeEve Drury points to the area where the bullet came through the ceiling.

photo: andile sitholeEve Drury points to the area where the bullet came through the ceiling.

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A GREYTOWN couple who survived when a stray bullet hit their corrugated roof and penetrated through the ceiling of their home on April 16 have described the incident as a freak accident.

Home owner Eve Drury (63) said she and her husband were sitting in the lounge having supper when they heard a loud bang on the roof.

“It was sort of a bang. It happened before 7 pm while we were sitting having supper. We looked around all the rooms and could not find anything. In the morning when my husband went to the study room, he tripped on something that was on the floor.

“When he picked it up, we saw that it was a bullet. We checked the ceiling and saw a hole where the bullet had come through,” Drury said.

“I suspect that it must have been someone firing rounds in the air and the bullet happened to reach our house.

“It damaged the corrugated roof and went through the ceiling board. The fact that it penetrated the corrugated roof and ceiling board, shows that it was coming at full force.

“It would have hit a person walking on the road,” Drury said.

Residents claimed that there is a person who regularly discharging an automatic weapon in the area.

“We put a post on our neighbourhood watch group on WhatsApp to alert other residents.

“Ganga Moodley from Mzigi Security company and the police came to our home. Moodley confirmed that it was a bullet. It was such a freak incident because the bullet came from the air.

“It could have been any house, it is just that ours was in the way,” Drury said.

Operations manager at Mzigi Security, Moodley confirmed the incident.

“It was a bullet head of a 9 mm pistol. The owner of the house wrote a message on a WhatsApp group.

“When I saw it, I immediately alerted other officers to go to investigate. The police took the bullet head and it will be sent for ballistic testing,” Moodley said.

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