Nadeem Daniels, 20, and Jordan Petersen, 16, were shot multiple times by suspects who stopped and got out of a white Toyota Avanza on the corner of St. Timothy and St. Wenceslas streets.
On Tuesday afternoon, Nadeem’s grieving family and friends filled the streets as he was buried according to Muslim rites.
Mom of four, Naseemah Daniels, 43, says the young man was her only son and leaves behind a one-year-old daughter.
She says he was shot eight times in the chest, with one bullet piercing his heart.
The bereaved mother admitted her son was a skollie.
“He was a gangster. To my knowledge, his own people [gang] shot him. These gangs pull in our young children and kill our children themselves,” Naseemah said.
At the scene, Jordan’s heartbroken mother, Jade Petersen, 35, pointed to a white patch of sand that was covered with blood from her son’s bullet-riddled body.
“Jordan and Nadeem were best friends, inseparable and they were together every day. But my son was not a gangster,” she insists.
“On Saturday, they took Nadeem’s girlfriend home. I was woken up by a group of six guys who came to tell me Jordan was shot and he didn’t make it.
“I got to the scene at 12am and he was gone. Jordan was shot more times than Nadeem because of all the casings at the scene. You could see they ran because they lay metres apart,” Jade explains.
Jordan was a Grade 9 pupil at Grassy Park High and leaves behind two younger siblings.
“His 10-year-old brother is still shocked and asking questions. His sister, who is five, has not registered yet, but she will ask about him.”
Police spokesperson, Captain Nolonwabo Tshengu, confirmed two cases of murder are being investigated.
“Circumstances surrounding this incident are being investigated, with no arrests [made] so far.”