School mates mourn Jub Jub’s accident victims

2010-03-10 12:14

While most people had gathered at Protea Magistrate’s Court for hip-hop star Jub Jub’s first hearing, schoolchildren from the accident victims’ schools visited the accident site to pay their respects.

In a sea of school uniforms, some red from Jules High School and some blue from Almont High School, it was clear from the pain written across the students’ faces that they were in mourning.

It was a heart-wrenching sight. Many of the children were wailing, so much so that some could hardly speak.

They sang a variety of funeral songs and laid flowers in the bushes where the victims died.

On Monday, Jub Jub (real name Molemo Maarohanye) and his friend Themba Tshabalala were racing on Protea Boulevard when their vehicles ploughed into school children on their way home from school.

Andile Mthombeni (Grade 11), Prince Mohube (Grade 10), Mlungisi Cwayi (Grade 12), and Phomello Masemola (Grade 10) were killed instantly.

Fumani Mushwana, 16, and Frank Mlambo, 17, are in Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in a critical condition.

Thabo Khanye, 18, says that victims Mlungisi Cwayi and Phomello Masemola were his friends. He was grief-stricken. “I can’t explain how I feel right now,” he muttered.

Police had still cordoned off Protea Boulevard, on which Monday’s accident happened.

Meanwhile, the two accused were officially charged with four counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder, one count of reckless and negligent driving, as well as one count of driving under the influence earlier on today.

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