5 die in bakkie driven by teen

2013-01-01 18:29

Johannesburg - Five youths were killed when a bakkie they were travelling in overturned in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga community safety department said on Tuesday.

Spokesperson Joseph Mabuza said a Nissan Navara was transporting approximately 13 young people and driven by a teenager estimated to be 14-years-old.

"The vehicle was travelling from Thulamahhashe towards Dwarsloop when it overturned... at the New Forest at 23:40 on Monday," he said.

Five of the young people were killed during the accident while six others were seriously injured, including the driver.

MEC for Community Safety and Liaison Vusi Shongwe called for the arrest of the owner of the vehicle "as accidents such as these could be avoided by not allowing youngsters to access vehicles".

Mabuza said police were still conducting the identification process and further details on the incident would be made available later.

  • mthiks - 2013-01-01 18:37

    Charge the owner with murder

      squeegee.pilot - 2013-01-01 19:32

      Ease up there, lets get all the facts...

      andre.maritz.773 - 2013-01-01 20:22

      Even if the vehicle was stolen mthiks?

      hell.hound.1614 - 2013-01-02 11:10

      I don't know about the owner...... As a young one, and not having a licence I once took my dads car for a drive without having a licence. And to think that my Dad would have been charged is unthinkable. What must a parent do....? I took the keys of the car, I unlocked the garage, I drove the car without their knowledge. If this is the same for this case I cant see how a parent can do anything different. But as Pilot say, lets first get the facts.

  • lybon1 - 2013-01-01 18:46

    I'm waiting ...for some1 to blame my ANC for this.....

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-01 18:51

      The deployed cadres in the traffic department were probably hiding behind the bush filming just for speed and issuing traffic fines by post. Had they been on the road monitoring traffic and enforcing traffic rules, they would have spotted the 14 year old, the overloaded bakkie and prevented the carnage. There you go Lybon :)

      grant.price.96 - 2013-01-01 18:55

      @ Lybon get over yourself tool. 5 youngsters died under tragic circumstances. Ur cANCer gets enough wrong without needing to turn this issue into something to do with them

      morne.lamont.7 - 2013-01-01 18:59

      This is sad seriously sad 5 YOUTHS LIFES CUT SHORT the rest will carry the scar for life !!! I think that mthiks may be right , but I am also sure that off all the people the person with the most regret will be the owner ( or atleats should be) trying to make it a political debate will not bring them back and I think if anybody gets blamed or accused it actually shows a lack of sympathy and disrespect to those fallen May they rest in peace ...these young ones !!!!

      Charles Frederik Robberts - 2013-01-01 19:18

      Nice one themba! There is still hope for you! Deep down there is some good in everyone!

      desmond.drake.1 - 2013-01-01 19:25

      It was one of your ANCancer comrades sons that was driving. I stay close and heard all about it.

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-01 19:25

      Lybon you asked for it, and now you are complaining. Eish, my Zimpopo friend :) Charles, you are giving this Lybon a chance to say I am kissing butt

      lybon1 - 2013-01-01 19:29

      Blame the father and the boy... dont blame the anc

      diana.gill.18 - 2013-01-01 20:09

      There are 2 reasons why the ANC may be involved in this accident. First, the cause of an overturn could have been a pothole in the road, so who is responsible for its bad state if not our beloved government? Second, why the police were concentrating on only guys who had a couple of sips on beer (though consumption of any type and amount of alcohol is not allowed for a driver)or completely sober ones instead of pulling over an over-speeding vehicle? Normally, because they only look how to make a couple of quick bucks during the festive season and dont give a damn about most of perpetrators which points at a fact they are neglecting their primary duty and who if not the government is responsible for it? Want it or not but your ANC goes all the way.

      johan.kruger.39 - 2013-01-01 20:12

      No not the ANC, but apartheid is normaly blamed....

      mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2013-01-01 20:19

      Twala mntaka baba undiqedile, imbi lendaba mara hay your post ndoda...hahaha. And i also feel the MEC for safety and security should resign...

      lybon1 - 2013-01-01 20:28

      I ddnt dat any individual who is at fault shuldnt be blamed.......i said dnt blame the ANC.....period

      coral.soar.9 - 2013-01-01 20:45

      Always has to be one doesnt there!!!!!

      lybon1 - 2013-01-01 20:50 careful.....or i'll spank spank spank u

      michael.heys.3 - 2013-01-02 06:35

      No it can only be the fault of the apartheid regime.

      DIESELDBN - 2013-01-02 09:25

      Anc is doing nothing about it, and the little teen driver have learnt hash lesson.

      jacowium - 2013-01-02 10:33

      The fact that lybon1 here uses the word "rule" as opposed to "govern", says everything about ANC comrade mentality.

      talana.malherbe - 2013-01-02 10:37

      Goodness Lybon1, people died here, lets for once leave ugly politics out of this, where is your humanity???

  • Siphiwe Kuhlase - 2013-01-01 18:47

    The owner of the car must be chargerd for murder finish an klaar

      andre.maritz.773 - 2013-01-01 20:27

      @Siphiwe: I assume you do know for a fact that the owner of the vehicle gace permission for the car to be used?

  • derrick.radebe.9 - 2013-01-01 18:51

    Dont jump the gun.The kid may have stolen the bakkie keys. Let the police do their work before the bakkie owner may be charged.

      vic.hammond.77 - 2013-01-01 19:18

      Derrick, well said.

  • MUFHENI - 2013-01-01 18:51

    Its obvious,its al the works of liquor,look nw! Pain in heart.God i praise u.get to learn a lesson drunkie!

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-01 19:45

      Dude young kids are dead. What you praising God for?

      jacowium - 2013-01-02 10:35

      If ever an imbecilic statement was posted...look no further than Mufheni's.

  • Erna - 2013-01-01 18:53

    Once again - where are the parents? They should take some of the responsibility, if not all.

      andre.maritz.773 - 2013-01-01 20:28

      @Erna: You don't know any facts, yet you feel you can lay out responsibility? Are you a clairvoyant?

      mike.bundy.73 - 2013-01-02 11:14

      @ andre: Erna sort of does have a point though. This incident happened quite late at night, just before midnight - where were the parents/guardians of these children? Why were the kids not under supervision?

  • makarapakaplan - 2013-01-01 18:53

    Out of 13 youngsters did not even 1 of them question what they were doing?can only be intoxication!

      tseabelo - 2013-01-01 19:08

      Makarapa ..... Peer pressure is deadly and I think @ most times is grossly underestimated. Some may have wanted to question however none wanted to appear like a party pooper!

      makarapakaplan - 2013-01-01 19:58

      Very valid point Tseabelo!!! At their peril though!

      tseabelo - 2013-01-01 23:07

      Yep at their peril and the aftermath to be cleaned by parents unfortunately.

      talana.malherbe - 2013-01-02 10:39

      Tseabelo sadly it is so true what you say, peer pressure is deadly.

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2013-01-01 19:01

    Shame,my condolences to their families,we dont know the circumstances yet so dont judge.

  • paseka.radebe1 - 2013-01-01 19:02

    The deceased were Black for sure,You will see comments will raize to 229 by 20H00 tonite

      katie.pettit.334 - 2013-01-01 20:04

      please explain what the race of the dead CHILDREN, have to do with it? I think its very sad that adults judge children who make mistakes.

      mcevasmile - 2013-01-01 21:46

      Wt a barbaric comment by a person of ur nature, some parents lost their children n u busy creating racial tension? Which planet r u in? U dnt have ubuntu, nd I even doubt u have a man, no man cn stand such a cold-blooded heart, sis u so pathetic

      jacowium - 2013-01-02 10:39

      Just as I thought Mufheni above posted the silliest comment ever, along comes paseka.radebe...

      talana.malherbe - 2013-01-02 10:40

      You idiot, it doesn't matter what race these children were, they are dead! Shame on you. Rather pray for their families.

  • nyathi.adolf - 2013-01-01 19:11

    eix its very painful.may their souls rest in peace

  • Charles Frederik Robberts - 2013-01-01 19:20

    You go for it MEC Vusi!

  • moeketsimalebe.keke - 2013-01-01 19:22

    No guys the driver is my friend,an he wasn't drunk it was just preasure an he started speeding,they shouldn't charge his father coz he wasn't driving

  • moeketsimalebe.keke - 2013-01-01 19:22

    No guys the driver is my friend,an he wasn't drunk it was just preasure an he started speeding,they shouldn't charge his father coz he wasn't driving

      calvin.eighteeseex - 2013-01-01 19:30

      Get out here you fool!

      Robert Simon - 2013-01-01 20:15

      Assuming what you are saying is true then i wont be wrong to say you are too young to comment on this forum.

      truthbetold221 - 2013-01-01 20:23

      Him being your friend doesnt make him innocent, a 14 year old should not be driving. Thulas is my home and it must be made safe by arresting these reckless people, the kid or the parent. As mentioned already, you're too young to comment here.

      truthbetold221 - 2013-01-01 20:23

      Him being your friend doesnt make him innocent, a 14 year old should not be driving. Thulas is my home and it must be made safe by arresting these reckless people, the kid or the parent. As mentioned already, you're too young to comment here.

      day.marothi - 2013-01-01 20:27

      stupid sis

      samacoba - 2013-01-01 21:43

      you being the friend changes what exactly ?

      dylan.claude.752 - 2013-01-01 23:14

      And how do you know this?where you there?if so,why didnt you act responsible while he was driving as you are trying to do now by defending him?

      Erna - 2013-01-01 23:30

      Drunk or not - doesn't make a difference. And children, yes children, should be supervised by parents at that time of night. Driving a car is the least of their problems.

  • Maretha Opperman - 2013-01-01 19:27

    voel jammer vir di familie,

  • vanessa.luckhoff - 2013-01-01 19:39

    Absolutely no sympathy!!

      calvin.eighteeseex - 2013-01-01 20:39

      Absolutely heartless

  • day.marothi - 2013-01-01 19:44

    The owner must face murder charge thats all,he must learn in a hard way

      Robert Simon - 2013-01-01 20:18

      In other words you are assuming that he gave the kid access to his car? i dont buy that and i would appreciate it if we allow the law to take its course.

      andre.maritz.773 - 2013-01-01 20:30

      Yet another clairvoyant who knows for a fact that the owner gave concent for the car to be used by the kids.

      MUNWANATI - 2013-01-02 09:23

      @ Day, the parent is innocent, and by the way these ar my homies, as a matter of fact the parent even opened a case of a missing vehicle, so I don't see a reason why should suggest they arrest him.

  • truthbetold221 - 2013-01-01 20:13

    Most parents at Bushbuckridge are at church around this time when crossing over to a new year. This kid could have stolen the car while they were gone, but you'll never know.

      day.marothi - 2013-01-01 20:30

      sis do you knw Navara,hw can a person stole Navara,oa porega man

      calvin.eighteeseex - 2013-01-01 20:40

      @Day *steal

  • isaac.mosina1 - 2013-01-01 20:40

    The owner should be arrested he or she is irrisponsible!!

      tebogo.change - 2013-01-02 08:28

      why are you too quick to judge do u know the whole story? are you sure they gave the kid the car?

  • rollingstone.kanyane - 2013-01-01 20:45

    we truly a tired nation year in year out people die as they wish and expect miracles

  • - 2013-01-01 20:55

    Let he who has never been a teenager n those who don't have kids cast the 1st stone. Which parent in his/her rightful mind can give permission for the unlicenced child to drive their expensive car overloaded nogal. 4 year ago, my daughter was 15 then, while I was out reversed my car out of the garage, fortunately she hit our wall, it could have been worst but she learnt her lesson

      rich.fumani - 2013-01-01 21:30

      If u luv ur child u wll try to alwayz mke him/her happy n I'm a teen we are breaking de law bt de law mst understand licence won't drive a car even those who have their licence they cause more accidents than teenz.

      samacoba - 2013-01-01 21:56

      @rich,bookmark,take screenshot or do whatever to save your comment,Read it again when you are 30 sumthing and have your own family...

      khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2013-01-02 02:27

      @ lenkamu, you are very right, i have an eight year old boy, i try my levels best to hide my car keys from him, but somehow i find him with them, sitting in the car, somewhere somehow he will manage to pull it out of the garage, and couses accidents, people will call for my blood...

  • Bafana Joseph - 2013-01-01 21:00

    The stupidity owner must join Jub Jub

      hloniphani.s.sibanda - 2013-01-01 22:48

      Sad situation4 parnt

  • david.tibane - 2013-01-01 21:07

    Very sad situation

  • Vincent - 2013-01-01 21:15

    our kids dont listen to their parants

  • Dawn Campbell Gibson - 2013-01-01 22:09

    Even with the lack of education in this country, at 14 any Child should know the risks of driving. IF the parents/owner of the vehicle allowed the child to drive, they should be charged along side the driver for the deaths.

      Dumisani Mpanza - 2013-01-02 04:50

      Well said bru,the owner of the vehicle and the teen should b charged for this stupidity.

  • Dawn Campbell Gibson - 2013-01-01 22:31

    IF it is found that the parent/owner of the vehicle allowed the 14 yr old (who despite the lack of education in SA) should understand the dangers of driving. The owner should be charged along with the driver for the deaths.

      calvin.eighteeseex - 2013-01-02 10:19

      Navara is such a valuable assert to give away to 11 kids @ 11 at nyt don't you tink?

  • mmabatho.mashilangwako - 2013-01-01 22:47

    i have no words............................

  • tvanrayner1 - 2013-01-01 22:51

    Now first of all my condolences to the deceased n their families. Now for our law makers: If parents were still allowed to bliksem their kids without fear of prosecution none of this wouldve happened. That teenager wouldnt have drive that vehicle in fear of a helse pakslae.

      johnny.arnold.167 - 2013-01-02 09:00

      Right you are tvanrayner about the hidings. I personally do give my child a hiding when the need arises. My father gave me a hiding when I was naughty, and his father did it to him and so on and on, not one of us ever spent a single day in jail, and I am not dead from any of my hidings. Children in the 'naughty corner' just grow up feeling comfortable in a jail cell.

      talana.malherbe - 2013-01-02 10:45

      Tvanrayner1 very true, I wouldn't have dared to take any car without my parents' permission. Sadly children are taught what their rights are but not their responsibilities and accountabilities.

      Dawn Campbell Gibson - 2013-01-02 10:51

      The first person who says anything when i give my child a hiding, will have to open a case of assault against me. Nobody else has a right to tell me how to make sure my child doesnt end up like the majority of kids now days. I WILL smack my child if and when she deserves it. Go to hell if you do not agree with me!

  • Ðavid - 2013-01-01 23:15

    Thank you for giving me a hiding that night you caught me stealing the bakkie Dad!

  • robert.doyle.712 - 2013-01-02 00:40

    Souf Efrika lol

      khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2013-01-02 02:19

      Whats wrong with the souf?

      jacowium - 2013-01-02 10:49

      Why anyone would advertise his lack of intelligence with a comment such as "Souf Efrika lol", only robert.doyle would know. Or not know.

  • rollingstone.kanyane - 2013-01-02 07:26

    ok lets blame apartheid for one stupidity let continue blaming apartheid for a black youth tearing a R100 note living in a shack

  • maxzene - 2013-01-02 08:12

    This is such a sad story... With so many variables, some investigations need to take place. Having been a teenager as we all once were, you did some pretty stupid things. His parents may have had no idea, it's not rocket sience for a 14 year old to steal a set of keys. I hang mine by the front door... The biggest problem here is the fearless attitudes of the youth. Believing nothing will happen to you doesn't make it true. A joy ride with 13 friends is as far past their noses as they can see. Its a massive problem with many of the young, legal, drivers today, they have a sense of immortality and an idea that other drivers on our roads must look out for them. Education or not, it comes down to an attempt to show off and a lack of being able to tell the difference between excitement and danger. Everyone has a section of brain that helps you tell the difference between an exciting situation and a dangerous one. This only fully develops in women at the age of 18 and 25 in men. Its the reason why so many accidents are young men who have been speeding and wrapped themselves around a pole. Our youth need to be taught to think carefully about their actions, but until it is proven that these keys were handed over by an adult to a 14 year old, the only person to be held responsible is the teenager who made the decission to get behind the wheel and take 12 lives into his hands.

  • karen.williams.3990418 - 2013-01-02 08:21

    Yes, this CHILD's parents should be charged! But not for allowing him to drive...for not having control over their CHILD! What 14-year-old is out

  • kwassie.modo - 2013-01-02 08:35

    wait, WHAT? 13 KIDS...transported by a 14 year old????

      mike.bundy.73 - 2013-01-02 11:20

      Maybe his taxi-driver dad put him on the late shift?

  • MUNWANATI - 2013-01-02 09:39

    A case of a missing vehicle was opened. I see no reason why people should suggest that the owner be must arrested, police should just do their job and justice must be done. My condolences to the families, may their fallen heroes and heroines rest in peace.

      Dawn Campbell Gibson - 2013-01-02 10:43

      'Heroes'. What an idiot!

      truthbetold221 - 2013-01-02 12:15

      Nice comment until Heroes and heroins. More like stupids and stupidesses.

  • Simphiwe Fiwe Nkosi - 2013-01-02 10:01

    So sad. Sum Teenagers are plain STUPID!

      talana.malherbe - 2013-01-02 10:47

      Don't know why someone gave you a thumbs down Simphiwe, you speak true words. Unfortunately we were all once teenagers and acted without thinking about the consequences.

  • carol.otto.94 - 2013-01-02 10:46

    what a terrible way to start the New Year

  • garthmusa - 2013-01-02 10:50

    mpho is d boy wu was driving...a gud kind n respectful boy....16-7 yrs cant change in a second...made a bad decision n hell broke loose hope ada kids from my hometown learn from his mistake!!!! god works in misterious ways...pity alot of ppl wer affected

  • marthin.dejongh1 - 2013-01-02 14:39

    That's what happens when you give a teen a powerful vehicle in the middle of the night which is overloaded.

  • Khetha Hlophe - 2013-01-02 18:16

    I was once a teen n drove my fathers car with about 15-17 on a Sunday after church.We had an accident n broke my arm. He made me to drive that car with the broken arm,drizziling,cold.Since then never drove without licence or anyothers car.I have my car now 3yrs never had a fine or ticket.I was sober till now NO drag racing.I hated him but now I understand!

  • tim.mthimkhulu - 2013-01-02 19:23

    the toddler who was driving for sure has no licence to drive, what a lose to the families.

  • mcevasmile - 2013-01-02 21:10

    Death is vry painful nd traumatic, but at the end of the day, we live with it. It doesn't knock when it has arrived, it takes all our conscious. It affects evry living being-black or white, but we need to thank God for letting us see ds day, they aslo wished to c it, but their lives wr cut short. RIP,

  • tshepo.ntimane.5 - 2013-01-04 01:37

    Law shud take its course

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