Police investigate murder of young mother in Manenberg

Mishkah Hendricks was pushing a pram with her six-month-old baby inside when a stray bullet struck her in her back over the weekend.

Manenberg Police Station. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN – Police are investigating after a young mother was shot and killed in gang crossfire in Manenberg.

Mishkah Hendricks was pushing a pram with her six-month-old baby inside when a stray bullet struck her in her back over the weekend.

Manenberg community leader Roegshanda Pascoe says: “That six-month-old baby, who’s going to look back and assist the grandmother in raising that child? How are we going to look and help the grandmother develop that child to become a positive in life? Losing a mother is like losing everything.”