Mum-of-three Giving Birth Shot Dead After Gunmen Burst Into Home In South Africa

By 05:00 Thu, 25 Jun 2020 Comments

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

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

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

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.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

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

It is unclear if the shooting was gang related.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

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.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

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.(Wapbaze_Copyright)



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