Child knocked over in front of school gate-Diepsloot


    DIEPSLOOT: A child was hit by a speeding car in front of Rabasotho combined school gate ext 10.

    Tuesday morning diepsloot residents were struck by a tragedy after few days into 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children, a lower grade pupil was allegedly killed by a reckless taxi driver who did not stop on a pedestrian cross in front of a school gate.

    It is alleged that a Toyota quantum driver saw kids crossing the road to collect their year end report cards and stopped and a very high speeding siyaya taxi came and hit the quantum from behind that caused the quantum to hit a child and smashed her with the school wall, this accident happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

    The school spokes person who pleaded to remain anonymous confirmed the incident and went on to say they are in contact with the family of the deceased “we will continue to provide the necessary support to the family and learners who witnessed this incident will be offered counseling as soon as possible he said”.

    The family of the deceased child asked everyone to respect the privacy of the family during this time as is not easy at all for them to deal with this accident. Mr Mathebula of Diepsloot SAPS said they are now investigating a murder and reckless driving case.

    Winny Shokane