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Train shatters boy's dream

By unknown | May 29, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Mfundekelwa Mkhulisi

Mfundekelwa Mkhulisi

His childhood dream of becoming a motor mechanic ended when a train run over him.

Lerato Mosesi, 17, was on his way to school yesterday when he was hit by a train in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni, and died instantly.

"His head was a few metres away from the body," said his grieving mother Francina Mosesi.

Mosesi, 44, of Magagula Heights, said her son's teachers came to her house to convey the bad news.

"When they came I thought he had bunked classes because he was a bit naughty. But I became suspicious when they told me to dress and follow them," she said.

Mosesi said when they got to the school one of the teachers told her that her son was dead.

"I could not believe it. Even now I still don't believe that my son is dead."

She said the teachers took her to the scene where her son's lifeless body was lying next to the rails.

"My son did not deserve to die like that. I left immediately after I identified him because I could not bear what I saw," she said.

Metrorail could not be reached for comment.

Lerato was in Grade 10 at Mpontsheng High School in Katlehong.

"He always told me that he wanted to be a motor mechanic. But now he will never realise his dream," said Mosesi.

She said she had been trying to get him a bicycle from Chomane Chomane's show on Lesedi FM because she could not afford one.


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