Pupils caught smoking dagga at Sowetan girls funeral

2014-02-25 14:05
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Johannesburg – Soweto pupils were caught on camera smoking what appears to be dagga and cigarettes at the funeral of two Sowetan girls, who were found dead with cuts on their hands and necks.

On Tuesday Thandeka Moganetsi, 15, and Chwayita Rathazayo, 16, were laid to rest.

The girls were found dead in a field on Dobsonville last week.

Their bodies were found still dressed in George Khosa Secondary School uniforms and had cuts on their hands and necks. Three black candles and two new razor blades were found at the scene.

The South African Government News Agency reported George Khosa Secondary Schools learners and officials from the Gauteng Education Department were expected to attend the funeral.

But what was supposed to be a sombre event turned into a joyous occasion when pupils seemingly lost interest in the funeral and started lighting up.

Power FM radio journalist attending the funeral managed to capture pupils smoking and posted the photos on Twitter.

Power789 News tweeted: “#SowetoGirls some learners have taken to smoking cigarettes & dagga, no longer interested in the funeral.”

Some pupils, calling themselves the “illuminate”, even posed for photos while smoking.

Eyewitness News tweeted: “While funeral proceedings are still underway, pupils are smoking dagga a few meters away #Sowetogirls.”

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