'God protected me': Sister of jailed AbaThembu King after attempted 'hit'

01 August 2016 - 18:06 By Lulamile Feni


One of jailed AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo's sisters believes that she is lucky to be alive after her car was shot at as she arrived home. Phathiswa Sidiki‚ 35‚ a Mthatha businesswoman‚ popularly known by her clan name MaDlomo‚ escaped unhurt but was left traumatised after the shooting on Friday night.Sidiki believes that it was an attempted hit after a gunman fired three shots into her Mercedes-Benz C200 as she entered her home in Viedgesville‚ about 20km from Mthatha along the N2 towards Dutywa.Watch: 'We asked Mbeki to vote for EFF' - MalemaThe three shots were fired from close to the driver's door and struck the passenger seat. All missed her."I do not know how I survived the shooting. That was miraculous and was God's mercy. The guy was standing next to my window‚ less that a metre away when he fired the shots‚'' said the mother of four."He was sure that he had killed me‚ but did not know that God shielded me‚" she said.WATCH: Elderly man slapped for calling DA candidate ‘criminal’Sidiki is involved in construction industry and cleaning services having jobs in the Eastern Cape and in KwaZulu-Natal and said she has no enemies.Police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela yesterday confirmed that shooting."We have opened a case of attempted murder. We call upon the members of the public to assist us tracking down the gunman‚" said Fatyela. - TMG Digital/Daily Dispatch

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