Mom of girl killed by truck begs for calm
THOUGH the death of 5-year-old Aphenene Msipha may have triggered the violence that engulfed Soul City informal settlement yesterday, her mother has appealed for calm.
Aphenene died when she was hit by a truck on Monday afternoon on her way home from school on Tudor Road. The incident sparked off violent protests in the area, next to Kagiso township on the West Rand.
Several people were arrested as a result of the violence.
"I understand the anger people are feeling right now, I also feel it. However, I would like this matter to be resolved in a more mature way. Fighting is not going to help us," the girl's mother Mamsie Msipha said.
Aphenene's death came shortly after another child was hit by a vehicle last week. Fortunately the child survived and is reported to be in hospital. Residents are demanding speed humps.