by Nomzamo Ngcobo
The Reiger Park Civic Centre was packed with community members who gathered to remember little Taegrin Morris on Thursday night.
The 4-year-old boy died after he was dragged alongside his father’s hijacked car last Saturday evening. At the time of the incident, the white Golf 6 GTI was being driven by Taegrin’s mother Chantel.
Speakers shared the stage to speak about the “sweetest boy” as most of those who knew him described him. Speaking at the memorial service, Taegrin’s teacher, Veronica Nunn said he regarded Taegrin as her own son. “He knew exactly how to grab everybody’s attention,” she said, adding that the little boy was a charmer boy.
The Boksburg police cluster commander, Brigadier Jacobus van der Westhuizen said, “We as the SAPS do not promote this.” He added that less than a year ago, police officers were called to a similar crime scene. He said, “That criminal was arrested, this one will also be arrested.”
Delivering his keynote address, Ekurhuleni Executive Mayor Mondli Gungubele said he was still shattered by the incident. He also described the suspects in this incident as “senseless and heartless thugs.”
The community leaders, together with the community have vowed that this was the first incident of its kind and it that will be the last.