Premier Makhura to speak at the Sosh5 memorial



*GAUTENG PREMIER DAVID Makhura will be the main speaker at the Memorial service for Soshanguve 5 kids who were killed by the high mast light last year.

The “Soshanguve5children” is an initiative dedicated to commemorating the life of Soshanguve 5 children that were killed in an accident involving a high mast light in Soshanguve Block X in Tshwane.

The five kids who died in that incident are Kearabile Baloyi (12 years old), Boitsoko Pobape (11 years old), Maikano Mmenu (9 years old), Lethabo Matibako (9 years old) and Dimpho Bopape (5 years old) The traumatic incident took place while children were playing in concrete slaps underneath the apollo high mast light about a year ago.

According to councillor Phumzile Hlatswayo, the event will be held at 42 Block X Soshanguve next to the scene where the incident happened.

“Their passing is not in vain but serves as a remembrance of our commitment to serve the community better and protect the future of South Africa, our children.

 “We have a series of activities planned to ensure their story is told is never forgotten, help heal the bereaved families, friends, and members of the community.

 “We also need help to bring closure by advocating for social justice to prevail to the affected families and ensure the community’s safety by calling for better service delivery from the City of Tshwane, focusing on high mast light maintenance and other services,” said Hlatswayo.

The event will start from 10 am include prayer service, messages,  speeches and performance by various artists.

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