- Eastern Cape police are investigating the death of a seven-year-old boy after he was fatally shot by his cousin while they were playing
- The victim's older cousin, an 11-year-old boy, found a pistol hidden under a bed in his grandfather's bedroom and proceeded to play with it
- Police are investigating a case of murder while the 11-year-old minor's grandfather was detained on charges of murder, among other charges
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Police in the Eastern Cape have launched an investigation into the shooting death of a seven-year-old boy in the small, rural town of Libode on Sunday.
The incident happened after the deceased boy's 11-year-old cousin found a firearm hidden under their grandfather's bed while they were playing.
"One of the children was fiddling with the firearm and a shot went off, fatally wounding Kwanele Zide in the head," said provincial spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu.
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The firearm, a 9mm pistol, belonging to the boy's 49-year-old grandfather, was recovered and booked into evidence.
"The grandfather was arrested and detained on a charge of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. He is expected to appear in the Libode Magistrate's Court soon," said Naidu.
Gqeberha man arrested after 'allegedly beating' his 10-month-old baby to death
Recently, Briefly News reported that a 26-year-old man is in police custody in Gqeberha after he allegedly beat his 10-month-old baby boy to death on Tuesday.
The incident happened in Bethelsdorp in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality (NMBM), about 20km northwest of Gqeberha.
According to police spokesperson Priscilla Naidu, the infant and his mother were visiting the suspect, News24 reported.
The baby cried uncontrollably while at the house, Naidu explained, which reportedly sent the suspect over the edge. He then allegedly assaulted the defenceless baby using his fists.
Convicted murderer out on parole for girlfriend's murder allegedly kills new lover
In related news, Briefly News previously reported that a North West man out on parole for the 2009 murder of his partner is again in police custody for allegedly killing his new lover.
The 44-year-old man, who has been identified as Christopher Koketso Melore from Taung, made a brief appearance in court after the lifeless body of his girlfriend, Tshegofatso Mabebe, 38, was found at his home on Sunday.
TimesLIVE reported that the police's spokesperson Colonel Adéle Myburgh confirmed that Melore allegedly fatally assaulted Mabebe after walking in on her with another man.
The police were called to the scene on Monday and found Mabebe, who reportedly had multiple head injuries, dead, according to EWN.
"Melore was then located and placed under arrest before appearing in the Taung Magistrate's Court on Wednesday," said Myburgh.
Source: Briefly News