A BRITISH schoolteacher was killed by a stray bullet in a freak accident yesterday on vacation in South Africa.
Mum-of-four Fatima Issa, 47, died after being struck by a single spherical fired from a pistol whereas visiting household and pals in a suburb of capital Johannesburg.
Police inquiries continued final night time as conflicting studies emerged final night time as to how the much-loved mum was killed.
Her household had been at first advised the deadly shot was fired by a 14-year-old woman enjoying with a loaded gun in a home on the Meyersdal View Property on the outskirts of the crime-plagued metropolis.
However South African sources reported final night time that the gun went off whereas it was being cleaned contained in the property.
The bullet is believed to have ricocheted off the wall earlier than hanging Fatima, from Leicester, who died quickly after in hospital.
Police sources mentioned her 19-year-old daughter Humairah had travelled together with her on vacation and witnessed the horror.
Fatima’s colleagues on the Metropolis of Leicester Faculty had been in shock final night time and paid tribute to her in an internet publish.
It learn: “Everybody at The Metropolis of Leicester Faculty is deeply shocked and saddened to listen to concerning the tragic passing of our colleague and buddy Fatima Issa.
“All of us want her household braveness and peace throughout this time.”
Fatima’s Leicester Council employee husband, Fayaz, 47, had loved household holidays together with her earlier than in Cape City South Africa however was within the UK when she was killed.
He was flying to satisfy police on the scene of the tragedy final night time with the couple’s eldest son, Huzaifah, 21.
Fatima’s brother Ebrahim confirmed her loss of life yesterday, writing on Fb : “Request duas (prayers) for my sister Fatima Lambat Issa , who has returned to the mercy of Allah.”
A supply advised The Solar final night time: “This has come as a complete shock for the household.
“Fatima was a much-loved mom of 4 having fun with a vacation with household in South Africa however she has someway been shot useless.
“Her family members might be demanding to know the way on earth this occurred and the way on earth she got here so near somebody with a loaded gun.
“Preliminary studies advised a 14-year-old woman was playing around with a gun which went off however the scenario is much from clear and police are investigating.
“Her household is shattered.”