- A young girl of 9 was killed during a hijacking gone wrong on Monday 29 May
- Local Durban residents protested to get justice for the death of the child
- The protesters were arrested and spent an evening in jail under the same roof as one of the hijacking suspects
On Monday morning Sadia Sukhraj was fatally shot near a school in Shallcross Durban. The young girl was rushed to hospital but was declared dead when she was taken in.
Sadia is believed to have been shot by hijackers during a botched hijacking in which her father shot back at the hijackers.
The attempted hijacking happened near the Marklands Secondary School.
According to reports, a man that is believed to be one of the hijackers, was also shot and he died on the scene.
Although most of this case has not been officially confirmed, the police have confirmed two deaths during the shooting.
Local Chatsworth residents want justice for the death of the little girl. Residents gathered outside the Chatsworth police station on Monday evening to demand action from the police.
The situation quickly got out of control as protesters threw rocks at the police. The police eventually responded by shooting the crowd with rubber bullets‚ teargas and stun grenades.
Twenty of the protesters were arrested and spent the night in jail. According to reports the protesters spent their time in jail along with one of the hijacking suspects - separated, of course.
Captain Nqobile Gwala has confirmed that there has been arrests made and that 20 people of the hundreds that gathered were locked up.
The arrested protesters would likely appear in court for public violence on Wednesday. It is believed the hijacking suspect will also be in court on the same day.
While one suspect was apprehended, one was killed and another is still at large.
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