Andile Gumbi's Son In Hospital After Shooting Accident

Andile's 4-year-old son 'accidently' got shot

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:48 PM  | Andile Gumbi  | Drama

The Gumbi family has been hit with more sad news after late former Isibaya actor's son was reportedly shot in the crotch and is in hospital.

Andile Gumbi passed away two months ago after suffering a heart attack while working in Israel and while his mother and family are still mourning his passing, 4-year-old Andile jnr is in hospital after he "accidentally shot himself".

According to The Daily Sun, Anele's mother, Phindile Gumbi, is shattered after learning that her grandson was shot. Phindile Gumbi alleges that the incident happened after Andile's wife, Hlengiwe Ngcongo's boyfriend's gun went off.

Phindile narrates that Hlengiwe called her in the early hours of the morning in panic. “She asked me if the baby was on my medical aid because he’d been hurt. I said no and she hung up.

“She claimed he was carrying the boyfriend’s bag, dropped it by mistake and the gun went off. But why was the gun not in a safe? I don’t know what to say to Hlengiwe, but thank God the boy is alive and now stable.”

The publication also contacted Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo who confirmed that a case has been opened.

“It is alleged that on Sunday at about 10.50pm, a man (35) was with the boy and his mum when he left his firearm in a bag and placed it on the TV cabinet and went to his car outside. He heard a gunshot going off inside the house. It is then that they realised that the boy had allegedly shot himself in the lower body when he was handling the firearm that he took out of the bag. A case was opened and docket taken to Senior Public Prosecutor for a decision but no arrests have been made so far.”

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