Many South Africans are calling on police minister Fikile Mbalula to find a way to reduce crime in the country.
All most every day, we wake up to disturbing news of malicious crimes on citizens. The country is not safe for anyone any more.
On Sunday, there was an attack on a cleric and his family.
While preparing for his Father’s Day sermon, local pastor and gospel singer Wilmot Fredericks heard the gunshots that killed his son.
Young Wilton was gunned down outside his Nooitgedacht, Bishop Lavis, home on Saturday. Two other men were also killed in the incident.
Police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said that “Three victims were shot while standing outside the address.
“Two died on the scene while the third victim died in hospital.
“Circumstances surrounding death of three men is under investigation,” she said.
“I found my son lying there. To me it seemed it wasn’t a serious wound, but as I was encouraging him to remain conscious I could see he was struggling to breathe. ”
Within minutes, paramedics arrived to transport Wilton to the Elsies River Day Hospital where he later died.
The Fredericks family is known for their talent in gospel music.
Wilton was described as the “real singer” in the family.
“He was never in trouble with police, he has never been arrested,” Wilmot said. “He was standing at that place like I would; speaking to people he grew up with.