Thursday, June 25, 2020

Mum-of-three giving birth shot dead after gunmen burst into home in South Africa

A pregnant woman has been shot dead by intruders while giving birth in her home in South Africa.

Shaida Nathan and the baby she was delivering were unable to be saved by paramedics and both died at the scene.

According to reports, gunmen burst into the 32-year-old victim’s shack in the Scottsdene area of Kraaifontein on the Western Cape.

Two men accompanying the mother-of-three at the time of the shooting on Sunday evening, have been hospitalised after being wounded in the attack.

According to reports, one of the men is believed to have been the intended target.

It is unclear if the shooting was gang related.

An unnamed relative of the Mrs Nathan said that the area is a notorious hotspot for crime and that the family could not return to their shacks for the following two days due to other shootings.

One 68-year-old resident said: “Shaida was a mother of three children, one child is in foster care, the other two were with her, but I don’t know where they are now."

The investigation continues.

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