Mitchells Plain cops are investigating a murder case after an innocent father was gunned down in Beacon Valley.
The 44-year-old man became the latest victim in the ongoing shootings in the gang-infested area.
Faried Samaai was on the way to the shop to buy bread when an unknown number of shooters walked up to him and shot him just before 11pm on Monday.
It is alleged that skollies shot the innocent man in an act of revenge.
According to a source, Faried was simply at the wrong place at the wrong time.
“He was not a gangster, but if the gangsters have beef with rivals in other areas they don’t care who they shoot, they just shoot anyone, they were not necessarily targeting him.”
The father of four, whose youngest child is only a few months old, died at the scene just a few metres away from his home in Hengelaar Street.
His hartseer brother Yusuf Samaai, 28, says: "My nephew came to inform me about the shooting. He said my brother was shot in the face and he didn’t make it.
“I drove with my other relatives from Hanover Park to Mitchells Plain and when we arrived there my parents and other siblings were already there.
“He was shot just around the corner from the house he shared with his wife and children.”
Yusuf says Faried was a family man who didn’t deserve to be killed.
“He has two daughters Aeeshah and Mushfeeqah and also had a baby boy Abdul Malik who has passed on.
“He lived with his wife Shamiela and they have a baby who is a few months old, his name is Shamiel,” explains the broer.
“This is so sad because he was such a caring, kind and very helpful man, where he lived everyone would agree that he was all of those things and I am not saying that because he has passed on.
“He was a jack of all trades, he didn’t have a stable job and he took whatever work he could get.”
Saps’ Captain FC van Wyk says Mitchells Plain police are investigating a murder case.
“The circumstances surrounding this incident are being investigated by the police with no arrests yet.”