Shot dead a week before turning one: Reiger Park gang war’s tiny victim
FREE TO READ | Little Siya was shot as his sister carried him and scurried for cover during a gang revenge shooting
Siyabonga Buthelezi was in his sister’s arms in the yard of his modest Windmill Park home when a stray bullet tore through his little body in the crossfire between rival gang members.
He died in hospital a day after last week Thursday’s shooting in the east of Johannesburg. He would have turned one exactly a week later.
Fingers point at neighbouring Reiger Park’s gang violence that has spilt over into surrounding suburbs, with authorities saying gangs are fighting over territory to sell drugs to impoverished communities in Boksburg...