• Short Summary

    South African police in the Cape Town district of Elsie's River reported all was quiet on Friday (20 June) after three days of rioting which left thirty people dead.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN: Empty transit camp Elsie's River Cape Town. (5 shots)
    0.18

    2.
    SV INTERIOR: Mrs Moore mother of dead girl, lights stove, other looks on. (2 shots)
    0.27

    3.
    SCU: Mrs Moore makes tea and relatives stand nearby. (2 shots)
    0.35

    4.
    SCU: Mrs Moore interviewed in English
    2.30


    REPORTER: "Were you in this room when the shooting occurred?"



    MRS MOORE:"Yes I was sitting awake and there she was sleeping."



    REPORTER:"Belinda was sleeping?"



    MRS MOORE:"And then a shot and I ripped so and see that my child is bleeding and I dress it up and I don't know what to do and I and the father was outside and I went outside with her and he picked her out of my arms and he ran to the police to go with them to the hospital and they wouldn't go with him and other people went to the hospital. They (indistinct) with the ambulance to take her there and later on she died in the hospital. They told me the brain was shot out with a bullet yes"



    REPORTER:"Can you show me where the bullet came through the wall of the house. Where did it happen?"



    MRS MOORE:"(Indistinct).



    REPORTER:"And the baby was lying here?"



    MRS MOORE:"Here on the bed. And I feel her (indistinct) and I went out."



    REPORTER:"Do you believe it was simply an accident. If not did it just happen?"



    MRS MOORE:"I don't know if it was an accident or...because the police shoot from the corner right here and there was no people standing outside. And they shoot from the corner to here, to my child sleeping."





    Initials RH/





    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: South African police in the Cape Town district of Elsie's River reported all was quiet on Friday (20 June) after three days of rioting which left thirty people dead. Among them was a seventeen-month-old baby who was killed by a stray bullet when police opened fire on rioters.

    SYNOPSIS: Before the riots this transit camp in Elsie's River housed many of the districts's one hundred thousand residents. On Friday (20 June) it was empty. It was also here that seventeen-month old Belinda Moore was hit by a stray bullet when police opened fire on rioters.

    Her mother was inside the sheet steel home when here baby was shot. The bullet pierced the thin metal walls and hit Belinda in the head as she lay sleeping. Mrs. Moore explained what happened.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA61I8OQ6LM1WJDSS6JAVB244LS
    Media URN:
    VLVA61I8OQ6LM1WJDSS6JAVB244LS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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