Toddler dies after violent Cape Town protest

2012-08-15 09:47

Cape Town - A toddler has died in hospital three weeks after being injured when an out-of-control bus crashed through the walls of his home during a protest in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, it was reported on Wednesday.

The Cape Times reported that the death of 20-month-old Nhlanhla Ngalo last week was the fourth resulting from the service delivery protest.

He was playing in the family shack on August 3 when a Golden Arrow bus crashed through the walls during a violent protest.
Malungisa Ngalo told the newspaper his son sustained a cut on the hip and internal bleeding.

"When I visited him last week, it seemed he was recovering..." he said.

"When I visited him on Thursday morning, they made me sign papers because they said the cut was too deep and they might need to amputate his leg.

"They also told me that the internal bleeding had risen to his lungs."

The family was told later on Thursday that he had died.

The bus driver, Sandile Hoko, lost control of the vehicle after being stoned by protesters.

He died when it crashed into a group of shacks. A man in one of the shacks, Daniel Sass, was injured and died three days later.

Xolela Poncho, 30, died after his truck was stoned, allegedly by protesters on Mew Way, on Monday night.

The City of Cape Town has offered a R50 000 reward for information leading to the successful prosecution of those responsible.

  • Tony Lapson - 2012-08-15 09:56

    Stupid selfish humans.

      bond.ndalo - 2012-08-15 10:29

      @ Tony and on.

      Tony Lapson - 2012-08-15 15:41

      I was kinda talking about humans in general.

  • sharon.truebodyvice - 2012-08-15 10:05

    ANCYL and the ANC should be held responsible for these deaths, they promised to make the WC ungovernable. People in the area know who was throwing stones, they need to own up. NOW

      ingwani.sithole - 2012-08-15 10:09

      Rubbish Shanna,Zille and Di lille must be blamed for not listening to people.

      hudayfah.newman - 2012-08-15 10:17

      Ofcourse zille and de lille should because it was them that threatened to make the W.C ungovernable and it was them that threw the busses and trucks with stones. NOTHING justifies the killing of the little child and if you can't understand that then what use is there?

      Tony Lapson - 2012-08-15 10:24

      Shanna and sganja are the same person. Don't be lured by this troll with multiple accounts. He wants to divide for the sake of personal entertainment. DON'T BE SUCKED IN.

      ingwani.sithole - 2012-08-15 10:28

      @Tony-Lapson Can you prove what you have just posted?please don't compare me to someone.

      Stormkaap - 2012-08-15 10:50

      Shanna and Sganja, the ANC promised to make the WC ungovernable. How then must the DA be held responsible. Listened to a woman on the radio saying she wants a house, electricty and toilets... is she going to pay or does she expect it mahala

      chris.novak.9235 - 2012-08-15 11:17 mother like son I see.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-15 12:02

      Sganja, are you going to blame this child's death on Zille and De Lille?. How grownup of you.

  • iceman196 - 2012-08-15 10:06

    well done idiots

      ingwani.sithole - 2012-08-15 10:09

      Who are those idiots Ian?

      iceman196 - 2012-08-15 10:23

      the protestors thats who, if they could just take 1 second no a millionth of a second to think of others before there selfish greed, this wouldnt happen but hey i dont expect them to think that far in advance

      grant.callaway.50 - 2012-08-15 10:27

      Apparently you, Sganja!

      blou.johnny - 2012-08-15 10:30

      ..stupid fools....!!

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-08-15 10:34

      Sganja, ANCYL, who else ????????????????????????????????

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-15 12:03

      Sganja, your brothers perhaps?.

  • Happyness - 2012-08-15 10:07

    The worst thing about this (other than the fact that he was a completely innocent little boy) is that NO ONE is going to be held accountable. The protesters will go about not caring they cost a little boy his life. RIP, you are in a better place now.

  • iceman196 - 2012-08-15 10:09

    wheres tu tu on this, oh wait, getting US reality shows axed is more important than the loss of human lives in his own country

      pule.lesego.3 - 2012-08-15 10:25

      Old man is a thug,He only care's about his famous life.Perhaps he's also chasing after million dollar tender.Tutu se gat.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-15 12:05

      Pule, if it weren't for the likes of Tutu, you, young bro', would still be wondering wat liberation was. Your disrespect is telling.

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-08-15 10:12

    And mr. 'im waiting 18 years for a house' wants to justify this because he wouldn't stand up and go work for one. What now? Poor kid didn't even get a chance in life because of you and your lazy thug friends.

  • ana.curcic - 2012-08-15 10:19

    Why not cut the legs of these who caused this ie. cANCer and its youth? Bustards, nay they all rot in hell.

  • lucyann.whyte - 2012-08-15 10:23


  • jaun.lombard.9 - 2012-08-15 10:25

    This is really sad!!! It is not the police killing the protesters, but the protester killing them self and innocent people...REALLY A CHILD!!!!!ARE YOU HAPPY!!???...HOPE YOUR HOUSE IS MORE WORTH THAN THE LIFE YOU TOOK!!!

  • rinao - 2012-08-15 10:26

    So tragic, innocently playing at home. RIP little Angel :-(

  • nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-08-15 10:33

    Another murder by the ANCYL

      ashwin.hermanus.5 - 2012-08-15 11:25

      They should be held accountable and charged for these murders too.......maybe then things would settle down

  • ndou.miranda - 2012-08-15 10:33

    Our people mara. They are ways of doing things, why don't they just go to Mr. Zuma's house or to the union building in Pretoria and protest there, rather hurt them unlike hurting and killing innocent people who are trying to work for their families.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-15 10:52

      Exactly - take the protests to the people who lied to them, making promises they new very well they could not possibly keep. Just empty promises to capture votes.

      williamswiaan - 2012-08-15 10:54

      I agree, these protesters are just selfish. They don't care about other people. Even if it means to hurt people, or worse kill them. Yeah sure they just want proper service delivery, but to take it out on innocent people?. Its just unacceptable! That poor hopeless baby, so innocent who died. Its just wrong. What happened to PEACE PROTESTING? That incident was so uncalled for.

  • TheyTookMyNickLaZynEko - 2012-08-15 10:36

    this death is on the hands of those stupid protesters.

  • tebo.w.ganyani - 2012-08-15 10:37

    DA = ANC !!!\r\n\r\nPower hungry self-centred egos.Pooor??? wat DA has done for dem What ANC has done for dem!!! mxm

      richard.hipkin - 2012-08-15 10:55

      DA has done more for them then the ANC - that is the biggest difference.

      ad.madock - 2012-08-15 17:26

      Results speak for itself..Look at the Western Cape..then you look at the rest of the country.

  • shannon.fletcher.188 - 2012-08-15 10:38

    A gentleman from our work was hit by a golden arrow bus outside his home on Monday morning in Khayelitsha also due to these bloody useless, disruptive and out of control protests!! Despite broken leg, arm, ribs and cuts and bruises he is fortunate to be alive but how many more???HOW MANY MORE innocent people will need to be hurt and killed?? SERIOUSLY!!!

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-15 12:07

      Shannon, I hope he will be o.k.Pass on my best wishes.

  • lydonmcg - 2012-08-15 10:44

    It's times like this that I wish we stayed in the stone age. This useless lot wouldn't last a day. No government housing being handed out for free, no middle class being leeched in order to compensate for laziness. Only the strongest would survive.

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-08-15 10:52

    Violence begets violence.....the day the black people can deal with issues in a civil manner is the day our country can start to have hope return. WHY is Mandela so honored around the world? Because he is a peaceful man. NO person gets anywhere when they kill and burn...WHY DO YOU PEOPLE DO THIS? It get's you nowhere...except the hall you used to have (and have now burnt down)is no longer there...WHAT did burning it achieve? NOTHING.

      andre.burrows.92 - 2012-08-15 11:02

      If Mandela is such a demi God to the world, why is he so absolutely silent with all this mayhem happening in his country? The true value of a leader is the legacy he leaves behind......

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-08-15 14:08

      I can understand why Mandela is silent....first he is really old, and has had his days of politics...I think even if he did intervene, the anc leaders are not likely to listen. Regards to leaving a legacy..he has done that, but can not be blamed for those that follow....and the mess they have made.

  • mzukisijola.jose1 - 2012-08-15 11:05

    As the khayelitsha resident who will never being mislead by stupid western cape ancyl ,I would like my words of condolence to the 3familys who lost their live one ,this is going to pass I know how hard it is to loose some one that you love

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-15 12:15

      Mzukisijola. Thank goodness there are people who think straight, you are one of them.

  • andre.burrows.92 - 2012-08-15 11:05

    Thank God the Western Cape will be independant soon.Looking forward to a peacefull happy country.

  • randall.j.coetzee - 2012-08-15 11:06

    Stupid idiots

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-15 12:00

    The internal bleeding had risen to his lungs!!!!. Where were the doctors who could have stopped this bleeding?. By the way let ANCYL pay the funeral.

  • relebohilebarbiev - 2012-08-15 12:38

    He's truck is stoned....and then he died. My condolences to the families who lost their loved ones. I wanda what could possibly go wrong if people protest peacefully.

  • ad.madock - 2012-08-15 17:23

    Hope the anc/ancyl are happy now...the death of an innocent life is on their hands.

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