Family seeks justice for daughter’s death

Grieving mother, Fathima Bibi Shaik wants justice to prevail for her daughter’s death.

A bereaved Isipingo family has turned to the courts to seek justice after their 18-year-old daughter was knocked by an alleged speedster, who is set to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Friday, March 17.

The Strelitzia Secondary School matric pupil, Halima Bibi Shaik, was returning to her home in Plumeria Place after writing her first trial paper exam when she was struck by a vehicle at the corner of Lotus Drive and Acalypha Crescent, last September, which claimed her life.

The Shaik family now want the community to stand with them as they come face to face with the man that they say have robbed them of all their joy.

Speaking to the Rising Sun, the still traumatised mother, Fathima Bibi, said the family wish no stone to be left unturned and that justice be served.  “This man and his family have shown no remorse for what they have done to our family. Till today we cannot come to terms with the loss of our child, yet they continue with their lives. They had no sympathy for us. Many months have passed and they couldn’t even apologise or acknowledge what happened.  They don’t understand the pain we are going through. Seeing our child lying on the floor, a part of us died that day,” she said.

Her older sister, Thaslima Bibi said, “My sister was always full of life and jokes.  She had big dreams and goals. Halima was always bubbly, helpful, sincere and respectful. We couldn’t wait to celebrate her completing her matric and going on to study law this year. We sometimes can’t cope and just cry when we think about her.  We just want justice to prevail.”

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