Gauteng teen driver, 16, kills kids

2012-11-08 13:44

Johannesburg - A 16-year-old boy driving his grandmother's car ploughed into four girls, aged 9 and 9, killing two of them, in Ivory Park, near Tembisa, Gauteng police said on Thursday.

Captain Manyadza Ralidzhavha said the teenager took the car without his grandmother's consent on Monday.

He was driving in the suburb of Ebony Park around 17:00 when he struck the children.

"Two of them died on the scene and the others were taken to Tembisa hospital," Ralidzhavha said.

The teenager was arrested and appeared in the Tembisa Family Court.

He was released into his parents' custody and would appear again on November 28 on charges of culpable homicide, driving without a licence, reckless or negligent driving, causing injury, and using a car without the owner's consent.

  • jus.manning - 2012-11-08 13:51

    He is living up to the legacy of JUB-JUB...

      darryl.scott.77770 - 2012-11-08 13:55

      Probably his little brother!

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-11-08 13:53

    We live in interesting times,eish.Condolences to families.

  • shaune.lategan - 2012-11-08 14:05


  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-11-08 14:07

    4 girls ageing 9

      haucheba - 2012-11-08 15:03

      That was too emotional.the boy(driver was nearly burned by community of ebony park luckily somebody alert the police,but he must rotten to jail.just feel sorry for grandmother of those two victims.i was touched when de grandmother of those kids arrived at the scene.

      gail.hayesbean - 2012-11-11 11:20

      Yes Sthemniso News24 obviously does no checking before they put things in the public domain. How desperately sad for the families and friends that 4 little girls who haven't even reached double figures in age are killed by ab irresponsible teen driving a car. A part of me feels that the community should have burnt him alive because the families of those loved ones will be burning for the rest of their lives with sorrow and loss for the girls who are gone. Maybe however if he survives this experience will haiunt him for the rest of his life so that he cannot sleep or eat.

  • godfrey.welman - 2012-11-08 14:12

    Eish... A 16-year-old boy driving his grandmother's car ploughed into four girls, aged 9 and 9

      Forgotten - 2012-11-08 14:50


  • lynette.venter.12 - 2012-11-08 14:13

    Feel so sorry for the parents of the girls.. shame

  • gustav.preller.75 - 2012-11-08 14:13

    "Four girls aged 9 and 9" Huh? Anyway, my condolences to the families of these girls.

  • robin.bradley.9803 - 2012-11-08 14:14

    ........culpable homicide, driving without a licence, reckless or negligent driving, causing injury, and using a car without the owner's consent.???????? HELLO!!!!! MURDER!!!!!!!

      carolyn.dewrance - 2012-11-08 20:13

      And then allowed home.????

  • Mbuyi Mabuya Maphalala - 2012-11-08 14:15

    Old enough to drive the car without his grans consent, means he is old enough to feel the full wrath of the law, give him 2 life terms.

      Antipoaching - 2012-11-08 14:20

      agree Mbuyi at 16 he knows the difference between right and wrong

  • stertjie.stert - 2012-11-08 14:17

    being a minor he will obviously get away with a much lighter sentence. murder is murder - regardless of the culprit's age. and he will get a driver's license somehow in 2-years' time also. I hope the grandmother lays a theft charge as well.

  • stephen.mokgosi - 2012-11-08 14:34

    This is what happens when kids are taught how to drive by their parents or anyone at home. A car is like a gun, if is in the wrong hands it can do so much damage. Please be strict with your cars as you would with a gun.

  • brendon.g.lambert - 2012-11-08 14:35

    This is a tragic for all families, lives lost and life ruined for joyriding. Had this discussion with my daughter, be prepared for the consequences of your actions. Stealing at 6 years gets you in trouble / grounded. Stealing at 16 gets you arrested / prison.

      cynthia.smith.71619533 - 2012-11-08 15:57

      We all hope he's going to prison.

  • chez.kri - 2012-11-08 14:52

    Why is he not charged with murder? I don't get the difference between his case and Jub jubs? Both knew they were not capable of driving, both drove recklessly and both killed innocent people that were walking in a place designated for that.

      kamogelo.setshedi.3 - 2012-11-11 08:11

      Perhaps coz jub-jub and his buddy were speeding excessivly and they were under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

  • konanani.rachicoper - 2012-11-08 15:07

    My lil brother 15 did the same last week with my moms car fortunately he didnt hurt anyone,and now the boy is getting nothing but tough love.

  • lielie.smit - 2012-11-08 15:08

    EINA!!!! Screwed for life. Idiot!!!!

  • cynthia.smith.71619533 - 2012-11-08 15:53

    I suppose this little darling will be sent to a "reform school" and after a year or two willbe let loose on our roads. How many more prescious children will have to die because of alcohol, drugs and pure irresponsibility?

  • profesas1 - 2012-11-08 16:01

    Anatha young jub jub

  • mpho.e.mogashui - 2012-11-08 16:10

    what a retard....another shameful south african moment.. WHAT IS WRONG WITH BLACK PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2012-11-09 08:40

      Stop using black's names you stinking vark.

      marion.wannenberg - 2012-11-11 09:02

      How is this anything to do with black... A child is a child is a child!

      phillip.mtshweni.39 - 2012-11-12 12:25

      U r a retard! stop being so paranoid about blacks I wonder what would you have said if he was white. it is people like you who mostly who cannot stand for themselves, thrown back n forth by the wind like a helpless sheep in the fiercest sea storm. I guess you now want to bleach your skin

  • mmoledis - 2012-11-08 16:20

    I think a 16 year person can stand trial by hi or herself so that boy should face the mighty of law and if found guilty be sentenced, because some people have a knowledge that they are under age and as such law will do nothing to them once they do wrong, so that perception should be removed from their mind by being found guilty and serve sentances in jail too.

  • tyroymike3 - 2012-11-08 17:08

    The public take prison far too lightly - this teenage wannabe punk should be kept out of prison at all costs !! Do people realize that if this misfit survives his prison sentence - he will be released into the general public as a fully qualified criminal savage who will cause even more havoc ? This is a dilemma we all need to consider - re - educate these teenage hoodlums before they graduate to the big time . We have to accept that locking youngsters up with adult criminals will only add to the public's nightmare once they are released. This issue requires the wisdom of Solomon but left unchecked , we will all pay the costs.

  • witness.phele - 2012-11-11 07:33

    i now know why mom refused to let me drive at that Age.

  • gail.hayesbean - 2012-11-11 11:15

    News24 PLEASE can you edit and check articles before you just copy and paste them on here. Really - Four girl aged 9 and 9.... makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

  • owethu.mpela - 2012-11-28 10:50

    all grandmothers must be carefully

  • owethu.mpela - 2012-11-28 10:50

    all Grandmothers must be carefully

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