Family reminisce on their last moments with Sadia Sukhraj

Family reminisce on their last moments with Sadia Sukhraj

- 9-year-old Sadia was killed on Monday in a hijacking incident in Shellcross

- Her family have taken the loss hard and took time to reflect on their last moments with her

- Protesting occurred outside the Chatsworth police station last night due to the shocking event

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In Shallcross, near Chatsworth in KZN, a precious nine year old child was killed on her way to school. Outside her grandparent’s home, Sadie was shot and killed during an apparent botched hijacking.

Recounting her last moments with Sadia, Devika said Sadia was a bubbly, spiritual child who loved her family - especially her baby brother. learnt that one suspect has been apprehended by the police in connection with the hijacking. The second was killed and the third remains at large.

The importance of the communities to work together with the police to combat violent crimes in Durban was reiterated by Deputy Mayor, Fawzia Peer. Peer visited Sukhraj's grief-stricken family yesterday.

"I went to the family and it was totally unbearable to look at the mother. She was in grief. She sat on the little girl's bed and she just screamed and cried. This is horrific and it’s unacceptable that this happens in society."

A meeting to discuss the city’s fight against crime, hosted by Peer, was expected to happen in the afternoon.

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"I have the technocrats coming over and we need to plan something as to what SAPS and Metro Police can do. We want everyone to be included, and the community at large. We all have a role to play in this," she said.

Struggling to come to terms with Sadia’s death, the communities south of Durban are in shock. The protesting that occurred outside the Chatsworth police station last night, did not go off without incident.

Police have since then confirmed that the stun grenades that were used, were only targeted at those that were acting unruly.

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