God will deal with those who killed my son - mother

2015-09-17 12:42
Guns recovered after a shoot-out at the Brook Street taxi rank in Durban. (Supplied to News24)

Guns recovered after a shoot-out at the Brook Street taxi rank in Durban. (Supplied to News24)

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Durban - On Friday, Lungile Ndwandwe, 62, will make the long trip from Hluhluwe, northern KwaZulu-Natal, to Durban to identify the body of her son Sicelo Nkosi.

She will view the body of her last surviving son, and collect the bag he was carrying when his life was cut short.

Sicelo, 29, died tragically on Wednesday morning when he was hit by a bullet during a shoot-out at the Brook Street taxi rank.

And even in the midst of her sadness, she will continue praying for the people responsible for her son's death.

“God bless you. I will pray for God to forgive what you did because he [my son] did not deserve to die that way. God will deal with those who did this,” said Ndwandwe.

Nkosi - an Mi7 Security Intelligence security guard contracted to the Durban University of Technology - had just got off work from night shift and was on his way to catch a train to his Umlazi home when he was caught in the crossfire.

Two other people died and three were injured during the incident that happened at the Port Shepstone taxi rank.

“It’s hard,” said Ndwandwe when asked how she was doing.  

She said she received a phone call from someone in Durban informing her of her son’s death.

“She told me he was shot.”

Ndwandwe said her heart sank when she heard those words because Nkosi was her last surviving son.

“How am I going to live now? I am not sure what is going to happen now because I am looking after his daughter, Lungile. He was my only child and the only one working. He used to send us money every month.”

She said Nkosi’s father, Petros, was shaken about their son’s death.

Mi7 manager Kevin John described Nkosi as an excellent worker.

“He was loyal and dedicated. We are shocked at what happened yesterday,” he said.

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