A Mitchells Plain man who fixed cellphones was shot in the head on Thursday morning, allegedly by a schoolkid.
Angelo Skietekat, 33, was on his way to fetch a phone part when he was killed in Blockhouse Street, Tafelsig.
His mom Sandra Grouwers, 63, explains: “Around 6am, a woman came here and said she found his ID on the scene and that is how she knew how to find us.
“I went with his dad and when we got there we saw him in a kneeling position. When the paramedics arrived, they put him on his back and declared him dead.
“There was another person who was apparently shot and the medics took him to hospital.
“I believe it is gangsters who were shooting and I don’t understand why they shot at my son who was never a gangster.”
The mother of six says Angelo was their “Mr Fix-it”.
“If the neighbour had anything broken, he would run and help,” says Sandra.
“They say you live by the bullet and die by a bullet, but that doesn’t apply to him because he kept away from that life.”
The mom says she heard the person who killed her son is a schoolboy.
“A witness says the boy was in his uniform, he was with someone who was wearing a feminine morning gown,” she says.
Sandra adds Saturday will be a tragic birthday for her.
“I turn 64 and I have to think about his funeral, I can’t celebrate that. Nothing will ever be the same again,” she says.
Police spokesperson FC van Wyk says the possibility that the shooting is gang-related will be investigated.
Anyone with any information about this incident is requested to contact investigating officer Detective Sergeant Sibongile Mantyi on 082 777 8076 or Crime Stop on 08600 10 111.