A child was injured when a patrolling police motorcycle hit him outside the Free State rugby stadium in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
THE POLICE MOTORCYCLE WAS PATROLLING OUTSIDE STADIUM IN BLOEMFONTEIN
According to police spokesperson Sergeant Sinah Mpakane, the accident happened around 15:40.
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“At about 15:40, a police motorcycle was patrolling at the Free State Rugby stadium.“Then suddenly a boy came running and was hit by a moving police motorcycle.”Sergeant Sinah Mpakane
Mpakane said he sustained a slight injury and was admitted to the medi-clinic.
The Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein. Photo: Brasil.gov.br
THE SPRINGBOKS AND WALES GAMES WERE HAPPENING INSIDE STADIUM
“Police opened state as per case and a case of reckless and negligence driving while waiting for the particulars of a victim from his parents.”
The child’s identity is not yet known.
Wales made history as they recorded a stunning 13-12 second-Test victory over South Africa in Bloemfontein.
It was Wales’ first win against the Springboks on South African soil, ending 58 years of hurt and arriving at the 12th attempt.
Meanwhile, a one-year-old baby girl was shot and injured after being shot by a stray bullet as she was playing at home whilst a funeral activity was being held at the cemetery in Pienaar outside Nelspruit.
Police spokesperson Colonel Donald Mdhluli said the baby was shot at around 12:45 on Saturday.
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ONE-YEAR-OLD BABY GIRL HIT BY STRAY BULLET
“The incident occurred on Saturday, 09 July 2022 around 12h45 pm. According to the information, the family of the girl resides next to the cemetery in Thekwane North and on a sad day, the minor is said to have been playing outside the house.“Gunshot sounds were reportedly heard coming from the nearby graveyard where there was a burial, and moments later, the child was heard screaming.”Colonel Donald Mdhluli
THE BABY WAS HIT IN THE LEG AND RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL
Mdhluli said when her mother rushed outside to find out what was happening to her daughter, she noticed that the baby was bleeding on her lower body.
“The baby was then taken to a nearby clinic by a private vehicle and the medical staff confirmed that she had a gunshot wound on her leg; however, the child had to be swiftly transferred to a hospital.“Police were then alerted about the incident by their counterparts from the hospital, and upon arrival, a case of attempted murder was opened with an immediate launch of a manhunt for the suspect(s).Colonel Donald Mdhluli
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He furthermore said police at Pienaar have since made a clarion call to members of the public to come forth with information regarding people who fired shots at the said funeral by calling the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111 or sending information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.