School boy shot while buying at a foreign owned Spaza shop

A seemingly ordinary school day took a terrifying turn for Kamva Douz, a 17-year-old pupil at Thanduxolo Comprehensive Secondary School in KwaNobuhle, when he was shot in the leg during a robbery attempt at a foreign owned Spaza shop. 

The Dispatch reports that the incident, which occurred near a tuckshop on Ngqika Avenue in the Angola community, left the teenager hospitalized and the community shaken.

Kamva was buying at the Spaza shop when an unknown assailant accosted him, demanding his phone. 

Refusing to comply, Kamva was shot, the bullet striking his leg. 

Fueled by adrenaline, he attempted to flee but collapsed a short distance away on Khama Street.  The shooter, meanwhile, quickly escaped in a white VW Golf.

The aftermath of the violent encounter was evident, with blood still staining the ground near the tuckshop where Kamva was shot. 

His mother, Landiswa, arrived at the scene shortly after the incident to find her son lying on the ground, bleeding profusely.

“When I got there, he was lying on the ground and bleeding profusely,” she recounted. 

With the help of community members, she was able to provide immediate assistance and comfort to her son before he was transported to Laetitia Bam Hospital and later transferred to Livingstone Hospital for further treatment.

It was revealed that Kamva had been sent home from school for arriving late about an hour before the shooting. 

A neighbour had then asked him to visit a nearby shop while he waited for his mother’s return. 

Unfortunately, it was during this errand that he was targeted by the assailant.

Police spokesperson Captain Andre Beetge confirmed the details of the incident, stating that a white VW Golf stopped near Kamva, and one occupant exited the vehicle, brandishing a gun.

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