Maphumulo Police Station received a report of a shooting at Mbitane area in
KwaMaphumulo in the iLembe district at about 11pm on Friday night, 16 January.
At the scene police found the lifeless body of a one-year-old boy. It is alleged the family was
attacked by unknown suspects who tried to set the house alight, but failed. The suspects fired
shots at the house fatally wounding the one-year-old and injuring his 12-year-old brother.
The motive of the attack is unknown at this stage.
The father of the children, who is a rank manager at the KwaMaphumulo taxi rank, was not at home when the attack took place.
Police urge anyone who may have information that can assist in the investigation to contact
KwaMaphumulo SAPS on 032 481 4400 or Crime Stop on 08600 1011.