Cape Town – On the two-year anniversary of her death, the family of 10-year-old Ayesha Kelly celebrated her life and memory by feeding and treating around 1000 children in their neighborhood.
Family and organisers wore T-shirts sporting her photograph.
Hundreds of children congregated in Oudekloof Street today.
Kelly was shot and died while heading to a tuck store on Oudekloof Road on December 8, 2019.
The shooting was said to have taken place between rival gangs, The Hard Livings and the Americans.
Cameron Julius and Chadwin Williams are the two men charged with her murder and are scheduled to stand trial on May 23, 2022.
Kelly, who was in fourth grade at Tafelsig Primary School, aspired to be a doctor. She was the sole child of her mother, Insaaf.
The gathering, according to Insaaf, was held to remember her daughter and to keep youngsters safe in their neighborhood.
"We want to commemorate her and keep her memory and legacy alive, as well as give back to the community," she added.
"My mother, Fayrooz, became a member of the neighborhood watch. We want to keep the youngsters safe so that another child and event do not occur."
Fayrooz expressed gratitude to the larger community for supporting their endeavor and being present for their family. She also expressed gratitude to their sponsors.
"We want to remember her and return the love and pleasure she bestowed onto us and the community." She would have been in sixth grade, preparing for seventh grade, and deciding on a high school for the next year.
"We are grateful to the community for their support, and even the tuck shops here on the street, including the one where she was sleeping the day she was shot, contributed."
"We'd also want to thank our sponsors."
Fayrooz stated that they had catered for around 1000 youngsters who would be served sandwiches, party packs, and a hot plate of food courtesy to Bond Foods in Rylands and Western Cape Helping Hands.
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