Car crash involving Jub Jub kills four teens

2010-03-09 07:38

Local hip hop artist, Jub Jub, was arrested along with another

motorist after their speeding cars smashed into four high school pupils in

Soweto yesterday afternoon, Johannesburg emergency services said.


The four boys, aged between 17 and 19, were walking home from

school with two other friends in Mdlalose Street, Protea North at around 4pm

when the accident happened, spokesman Percy Morokane said.


Johannesburg metro police spokeswoman, Inspector Edna Mamonyane

said two Mini Coopers were racing down the road, which runs between Protea Glen

and Protea North.


“It is a two-way street and one of the cars went into the other

lane, driving in the lane of oncoming traffic, parallel to one another.”


When a car came from the other direction, the driver tried to

swerve back into the right lane and crashed into the Mini he was allegedly

racing.


“They both drove onto the pavement and mowed down the four young

boys who were still in school uniform,” Mamonyane said.


Morokane said four of the boys were killed. The other two were in

critical conditions with multiple fractures and head injuries.


Local ward councillor and Inkatha Freedom Party Soweto leader,

Dlangezwa Mvelase, said that the community was “very angry” over the death of

the four boys.


“The law must deal accordingly with people who play silly games on

the roads, killing innocent children,” said Mvelase.


Three of the boys killed were from Jules High School in the

Johannesburg CBD and one from Altmont High School in Protea North.


Soweto police spokesman Inspector Kay Makhubela said the two

drivers were arrested following the accident and that they will appear in the

Protea Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.


The two drivers will be facing charges of culpable homicide and

negligent and reckless driving.


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