Girl killed by taxi en route to school

2013-01-16 16:46

Johannesburg - A schoolgirl was killed and her friend injured when they were hit by a minibus taxi in Diepsloot on Wednesday morning, paramedics said.

The taxi was travelling on the R511 when the accident occurred.

The girl died at the scene and her friend was transported to Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in a critical condition, ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said.

The girls, both aged 11, were on their way to school.

Jackson said the windscreen of the vehicle was completely smashed.

No one was hurt in the taxi.


  • cbooyzen - 2013-01-16 16:54

    Ever heard of F7 spelling and grammar , you guys need to really start using it.

      avremel.niselow - 2013-01-16 17:10

      This article reads like a shopping list.

      jono.qmann - 2013-01-16 17:13

      besides driver probably goes home tonight scott free and the girls dont! Bring back the death penalty!

      charlesbronson.bronson - 2013-01-16 17:26

      ... and these road killers does not need to pay for tolls but are allowed on the roads?

      rodney.mamorobela - 2013-01-19 22:24

      Taxi drivers i thnk its ur tym 2 change.Poor gal R.I.P

  • travis.vermaak - 2013-01-16 16:58

    I bet SA taxi drivers break the road laws more in one day than the average person does in their entire life of driving, and it seems government and the metro are powerless to stop this behavior.

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2013-01-16 17:02

    Very Sad, who cares about the damage to the taxi, damage can be repaired you cant bring back a life. R.I.P. little one and may your friend recover.

  • nick.tarr.39 - 2013-01-16 17:03

    inb4 more posts on the spelling error than the story itself.

  • RyanBP - 2013-01-16 17:05

    A shocking story like this, and all people can comment about is about the spelling. Really?

      Sharon - 2013-01-16 17:14

      Exactly. Most of the comments on News24 have atrocious spelling and iffy grammar anyway. The article isn't about spelling.

      Rohin - 2013-01-16 17:25

      crazy world we live in. I think it just gives people a feeling of superiority to point out errors WHEN IT DOESN'T MATTER.

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  • ChadBinder16 - 2013-01-16 17:06

    Yet again a taxi is involved in the killing of a pedestrian. It's time for a change.

  • gerald.mphuthi - 2013-01-16 17:14

    I wonder at what speed the taxi was traveling for the winscreen to be completely smashed by the body of an 11 year old...

  • Tshepo Mongale - 2013-01-16 17:20

    who is Jackson

      stavious.mamatepa - 2013-01-16 18:57

      ER24 spokes person didn't you read the article?

  • kobus.oosthuizen.58 - 2013-01-16 17:23

    i would bet money that he was overtaking on the left of stationary cars on the gravel verge. arrest him for one count of murder and another of attempt to murder. the only way these thugs will behave like humans is if there are repercussions to their actions.

  • andre.vandeventer.16 - 2013-01-16 17:33

    Mini taxis are the scourge of SA and the government is partronizing them by being soft on them. have you ever heard the taxi drivers complain when the fuel prices increase? never, and a few years ago they would block highways when it happened!

      kent.paulsen.79 - 2013-01-16 17:47

      I believe when the fuel price increases, the taxis get a bigger rebate so as not to antagonize the taxis. That is why they are not complaining and blocking the highways.

      grace.andtruth.77 - 2013-01-16 18:22

      The ANC is like the Mafia... They probably get their cut, that's why nothing is done! They kill more people than drunk drivers (not condoning drinking and driving - just comparing)

  • alysonsamson - 2013-01-16 17:42

    And once again the story and picture don't match! What does a snow-covered road have to do with this story?

  • Musa Ishmael Ibrahim Juta - 2013-01-16 17:44

    dis is getting worse

  • Sige Gorabeb - 2013-01-16 17:50

    Where in RSA is it safe?

  • lulama.mbelwa - 2013-01-16 17:57

    Another life is lost, why and what needs to be done to stop these hooligans called taxi drivers from killing us like this? May her soul RIP and a speedy recovery to the one in hospital.

  • kirchnerv - 2013-01-16 18:04

    Not snow covered, those are break marks on a normal tarmac road.

  • grace.andtruth.77 - 2013-01-16 18:18

    Effing taxi's again! How many lives do taxi's claim a year? I want that statistic since we have statistics for everything else

  • lee.brand.73 - 2013-01-16 18:24

    someones daughter who has been loved for 11 years. Life is cheap in SA. Why dont we vote in someone who cares?

  • rob.tubbs.39 - 2013-01-16 18:26

    Yet another Taxi 'killing'... Ministry of transport still continues to deny that Taxi drivers are responsible for the majority of 'murders' on our roads. Get your act to-gether and do something about the Taxi Industry....

  • godesha - 2013-01-16 18:37

    How tragic. Condolences to the parents an may the other little girl make a speedy and complete recovery.

  • sean.goldie.9 - 2013-01-16 21:06

    I bet if this had to happen to one of Zuma's kids there would be hell to pay, but then again they are doing us a favor, at this rate the majority won't be much longer.

  • rboonzaaier - 2013-01-17 15:26

    Did the taxi driver write this article?

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