A young father from Hanover Park was killed while buying polony for his family on Sunday night as shootings continue to rock the area.
The traumatised family of Cheswyn Daniels, 31, watched in horror as he took his last breath and died – on the same spot where his cousin was declared dead just six months ago.
Panic spread across the Cape Flats community after a silver VW Polo was spotted driving around the area with gunmen inside firing indiscriminately at various courts, including Donegal Court where Cheswyn died.
Residents say a group of men gambling with dice also came under fire and two innocent dads were also injured.
Daniels’ aunt, who asked not to be named, says they are hartseer after seeing his lifeless body on the cold cement.
“Cheswin doesn’t have a job, but he skarreled every day in Kenilworth.
“He begged for money and always came home with something.
“He has a one-year-old son and he came home after skarreling and just bought a polony that he was taking to his girlfriend and son when they started shooting.
“He was shot three times and died in the same spot where his cousin Dawood [Morris] was killed six months ago. We are very hartseer because both of them were not gangsters and they are killed like that,” says the 55-year-old woman.
During the shooting, another 28-year-old dad was hit and taken to hospital by residents.
A third man, 20, was shot in the leg and suffered head injuries after running into a metal pole while trying to flee from the shooters.
Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk confirms the shootings and says Philippi SAPS are investigating cases of murder and attempted murder.
“All the injured victims were taken to a nearby medical facility for medical treatment,” he says.
“Cases of murder and attempted murder were opened for investigation.
“The possibility that the incident is gang-related cannot be ruled out.
“Police are urging the public to come forward with information that could lead to the successful arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators who fled the scene in two Volkswagen Polos, grey and white, respectively. The registration numbers are unknown.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call Detective Sergeant Xolani Baso at 021 690 1517 or 078 319 6745.
Caption: CASES: SAPS’ FC van Wyk