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  • Fatima Issa: UK tourist visiting Johannesburg killed in ‘freak accident’

    Fatima Issa: UK tourist visiting Johannesburg killed in ‘freak accident’

    A UK tourist has succumbed to her injuries on Monday, after she was killed in a freak accident. Fatima Issa, who also visited family during her trip to Johannesburg, lost her life in tragic and bizarre circumstances.

    Fatima Issa in her most recent photo posted to social media. The Leicester resident was tragically killed while staying in Johannesburg – Photo: Facebook

    Fatima Issa death: UK tourist ‘accidentally shot dead’ in Johannesburg

    According to anti-crime advocate Yusuf Abramjee, she was struck by a rogue bullet. A firearm was allegedly discharged by a relative, who was cleaning a gun at the time. Paramedics rushed to the scene at Meyersdal View Estate. Sadly, they were unable to revive the victim.

    A police investigation is now underway. There are still many questions to be answered. Indeed, the decision to clean the gun while it was loaded will come under further scrutiny. Alas, a family has lost a devoted daughter and wife. Fatima Issa was also a mother to four children.

    Tributes paid to Fatima Issa

    Her partner Fayaz Issa has travelled with her to Johannesburg, as well.

    The UK-based pair, who live in Leicester, have holidayed in South Africa before – most notably enjoying visits to Cape Town.

    The brother of the deceased confirmed her passing earlier, with this heartbreaking Facebook post:

    Latest news: UK tourist killed in apparent ‘freak accident’

    Local sources in Leicester have since revealed that other relatives of Fatima Issa are now making plans to fly out to South Africa. Meanwhile, her coworkers at The City of Leicester College have expressed their ‘shock and sadness’, after learning about Issa’s untimely demise.

    • This is a developing story, and we’ll bring you more updates as we get them…

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