Proteas: Smith visits old school King Edward VII

2013-03-14 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — Proteas captain Graeme Smith visited his old school, King Edward VII High School, to offer support to nine pupils struck by lightning.

He addressed the morning assembly, led a stirring rendition of the school song and joined the school in prayer.

He is due to meet some of the pupils, recovering in hospital in rehabilitation after the tragic incident.

In February, nine members of the King Edwards VII’s cricket first team were hospitalised, after they were struck by lightning.

Smit said: “You can see the resilience of character in them already from the ordeal that they’ve been through. It’s still a very emotional time for them.”

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