20°C / 22°C
  • Thu
  • 21°C
  • 5°C
  • Fri
  • 20°C
  • 6°C
  • Sat
  • 16°C
  • 3°C
  • Sun
  • 14°C
  • 0°C
  • Mon
  • 16°C
  • 1°C
  • Tue
  • 19°C
  • 2°C
  • Thu
  • 17°C
  • 13°C
  • Fri
  • 14°C
  • 8°C
  • Sat
  • 12°C
  • 7°C
  • Sun
  • 17°C
  • 5°C
  • Mon
  • 18°C
  • 8°C
  • Tue
  • 14°C
  • 10°C
  • Thu
  • 23°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 23°C
  • 8°C
  • Sat
  • 19°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 16°C
  • 4°C
  • Mon
  • 17°C
  • 3°C
  • Tue
  • 20°C
  • 5°C
  • Thu
  • 21°C
  • 3°C
  • Fri
  • 21°C
  • 4°C
  • Sat
  • 16°C
  • 1°C
  • Sun
  • 16°C
  • -1°C
  • Mon
  • 19°C
  • 2°C
  • Tue
  • 22°C
  • 2°C
  • Thu
  • 25°C
  • 17°C
  • Fri
  • 27°C
  • 15°C
  • Sat
  • 18°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 17°C
  • 11°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 9°C
  • Tue
  • 26°C
  • 13°C
  • Thu
  • 22°C
  • 12°C
  • Fri
  • 16°C
  • 8°C
  • Sat
  • 11°C
  • 7°C
  • Sun
  • 15°C
  • 5°C
  • Mon
  • 23°C
  • 10°C
  • Tue
  • 20°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 15°C
  • 11°C
  • Fri
  • 12°C
  • 4°C
  • Sat
  • 11°C
  • 2°C
  • Sun
  • 17°C
  • 1°C
  • Mon
  • 19°C
  • 8°C
  • Tue
  • 12°C
  • 8°C
  • Thu
  • 15°C
  • 12°C
  • Fri
  • 13°C
  • 7°C
  • Sat
  • 11°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 15°C
  • 6°C
  • Mon
  • 18°C
  • 11°C
  • Tue
  • 13°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 24°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 25°C
  • 8°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 7°C
  • Sun
  • 17°C
  • 4°C
  • Mon
  • 18°C
  • 6°C
  • Tue
  • 21°C
  • 4°C
  • Thu
  • 20°C
  • 4°C
  • Fri
  • 18°C
  • 3°C
  • Sat
  • 10°C
  • -1°C
  • Sun
  • 13°C
  • -4°C
  • Mon
  • 17°C
  • 1°C
  • Tue
  • 19°C
  • 4°C
  • Thu
  • 26°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 28°C
  • 6°C
  • Sat
  • 23°C
  • 8°C
  • Sun
  • 15°C
  • 3°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 1°C
  • Tue
  • 27°C
  • 4°C
  • Thu
  • 23°C
  • 11°C
  • Fri
  • 16°C
  • 6°C
  • Sat
  • 10°C
  • 3°C
  • Sun
  • 16°C
  • 3°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 10°C
  • Tue
  • 20°C
  • 10°C

CT boy who survived shooting to represent SA at international soccer tour

Wafeeq Cochrane was caught in the crossfire on 14 February.

Soccer ball. Picture: sxc.hu.

CAPE TOWN - A 15-year-old boy from Bonteheuwel who survived a drive-by shooting is headed to Dubai and Manchester for a soccer tour.

Wafeeq Cochrane was caught in the crossfire on 14 February.

His mother, Insaaf Abdol, said her eldest son was shot dead at the same age in the same road 16 years ago.

“My sister phoned me to tell me he was shot and I couldn’t deal with that. It’s like bringing back memories of my elder son who was killed and it was like [the shooting] replayed again,” she said.

Cochrane is a left-handed goalkeeper and he was wounded in his dominant hand.

Fortunately, there was no nerve or bone damage.

“I’m very proud of him. I told him this is not for me. He is doing it for his future.”

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

comments powered by Disqus