Go to school, not court - UDM

2010-03-19 14:11
Johannesburg - The United Democratic Movement on Friday urged schoolchildren protesting outside the Protea Magistrate's Court in Soweto to return to school.

"You have made your point. We understand your outrage, but please go back to school. Two wrongs don't make a right," UDM spokesperson Ntopile Kganyago said.

"Please don't let these circumstances detract from the most important time in your life. Don't throw stones, don't damage property, don't miss school."

Kganyago said the UDM supported the community in their outrage but condemned the violent nature of the protests.

"We are equally outraged by what happened. However, the image of stone-throwing students confronted by police using rubber bullets and a water cannon is disturbing.

"It is unsettling when a young child holds a poster that calls for the killing of another human being," he said.

Kganyago's comments came on the last day of the bail application hearing for hip hop artist Molemo "Jub-Jub" Maarohanye and his friend Themba Tshabalala.

Hundreds of school pupils were still protesting outside the court on Friday.

The accused are facing charges of murder, attempted murder, and reckless and drunken driving after an alleged drag racing accident on March 8 that killed four pupils and critically injured two others.
 

- SAPA
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