Mourners arrive for Zenani's funeral

2010-06-17 09:53
Johannesburg - Mourners started arriving at the chapel of St Stithians College in Johannesburg on Thursday morning ahead of the funeral of Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter Zenani.

Mostly dressed in black, the mourners faced the cold weather to attend the funeral of the 13-year-old, who was killed in a car crash on the N1 last Thursday night.

School children in their uniforms were also seen entering the chapel. The family had not arrived by 09:15 and were expected to arrive shortly.

At the school's main entrance, wreaths had been laid and a board bearing Zenani's picture erected with messages of condolences.

Zenani is the granddaughter of Zindzi Mandela, who is the daughter of Mandela's second wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Investigation

She was killed two days after her 13th birthday on her way home from the opening concert of the Soccer World Cup. The driver of the car, Sizwe Mankazane, is the 23-year-old son of Zindzi's partner.

He was initially arrested, with police saying he would be charged with drunken driving and culpable homicide, but the case was struck off the roll pending further investigation.

He was expected to appear in court on July 26, two weeks after the World Cup.

The Soweto Gospel Choir was expected to sing at the funeral service, while a video message from international supermodel Naomi Campbell was expected to be broadcast, according to the programme given to members of the media.

Soccer boss Irvin Khoza arrived at 09:20.

- SAPA
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