Security analysts say the scourge of violence in the country is forcing South Africans to be hyper-paranoid and in a constant state of survival.
The man told police that he waited for his son outside the Fred Noman Secondary School when he fell asleep.
When the boy returned, he knocked on the passenger window, startling his father who then opened fire.
Head of Safety and Security Management at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Professor Jacob Mofokeng says people who own firearms should be more safety conscience.
“We really confronted with a scourge of violent crime in South Africa, and that forces people that whenever they are like in a case where one can be carrying a firearm will always be conscious that one is a moving target.”
“You know as a person carrying a firearm you’ll always have to be conscious that firearms are quite inherently dangerous objects,” explains Mofokeng.
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