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By unknown | Jan 15, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

McKeed Kotlolo

McKeed Kotlolo

Two orphans who have lost their parents to violent crimes started school in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, yesterday, thanks to Good Samaritans.

Ayanda Hlatshwayo, 6, started school at Middelburg Primary and Thabiso Motebu, also aged six, started at Thushanang Primary .

Ayanda's mother and brother were killed in their Kriel home in 2002. She was six weeks old. The killer, Vusi Sibanyoni, was sentenced to two life terms in 2007.

Thabiso's parents and both his sisters were killed in their Middelburg home in 2005 by Johannes van Rooyen, 29, and Dumisani Makhubela, 30. He was two years old. The killers were each jailed for 14 life terms last year.

Both children were happy yesterday. Ayanda came to school with her adoptive mother, Phumzile Sibanyoni. Two Pretoria mothers, Nomzamo Petje and Nontutuzelo Majija, have made her schooling possible. Thabiso lives with his aunt, Annah Mabaso, a single mother of four, who is committed to him getting a good education.


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