Home South Africa News 9-year-old Leo Williams dies two weeks after being allegedly hit by rubber...

9-year-old Leo Williams dies two weeks after being allegedly hit by rubber bullet

Leo Williams

Last week, Williams told News24 that Leo had been inside the house when the bullet hit him.

Leo Williams, who was hit in the head by a rubber bullet during service delivery protests, has died after two weeks fighting for his life at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Town.

It’s alleged the nine-year-old boy was shot with a rubber bullet fired by a police officer in Laingville during protests in late July.

Family spokesperson Thyrone Williams, told News24 that Leo took his last breath on Monday, at around 14:40.

“He had been in hospital since 31 July,” he said on Monday.

Last week, Williams told News24 that Leo had been inside the house when the bullet hit him.

He said the family had been called to the hospital on Thursday and doctors asked them to pray for the nine-year-old’s life, as he “was fighting with everything he had”.

He alleged to News24 that police officers had failed to come to the family to check if they were fine after the incident.

Independent Police Investigative Directorate spokesperson Ndileka Cola said they were investigating a case of death as a result of police action, saying it was alleged Leo had been shot with a rubber bullet.

“I can confirm that as the result of the latest developments into this matter, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is no longer investigating attempted murder, but death as a result of police action,” she said.

-The Citizen

In other news – So sweet! Watch: Jessica Nkosi’s little daughter, Nami dancing

Jessica Nkosi took to social media and shared an adorable video of her daughter Namisa dancing in front of the television. The former Isibaya actress shares Namisa with TK Dlamini who played the character of Mastermind in Uzalo.

Jessica Nkosi and Nami

The actress wrote a hilarious message on the post pointing out that her daughter is just like most toddler who love to stand in front of the television as she wrote: continue reading