IPID investigates girl’s killing

A Soweto family is still reeling after their daughter was killed by stray bullet from a policeman's firearm.

The IPID is probing the death of a Soweto girl who died from a stray bullet from a police officer.

SOWETO - The mother of an 11-year-old Soweto girl, who was allegedly killed by a stray bullet from a policeman's firearm, raised concern about the officer's judgment.

Kimberly Mzizi was struck in the chest during a shootout between police and man who violated a protection order in Braamfischerville on Monday.

Speaking for the family, Mankosi Lejage said Kimberly's mother, Ntokozo, cannot understand why the officer opened fire near children.

"Two shots were fired, so it is like he did it on purpose."

Independent Investigative Police Directorate (IPID) spokesperson Moses Dlamini said the matter is still under investigation.

"We are not in a position to say what happened."

According to authorities, the officer opened fire after the man he was chasing drew a firearm.

The family is yet to decide when Kimberly will be laid to rest, as they are struggling to come up with money for the burial.