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Pupils enraged over drunk drivers

By Mfundekelwa Mkhulisi | Mar 11, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

"AMK - The storm is over."

"AMK - The storm is over."

This was the last message Andile Mthombeni wrote on his class chalkboard on Monday, hours before he and three other schoolboys were killed in a horrific accident in Protea Glen, Soweto.

M in the AMK stands for Miyelani Shabangu. Yesterday he missed school. He and hundreds of children from other schools gathered at the Protea magistrate's court.

They were protesting ahead of the arrival of the alleged killers - Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala.

Jub Jub and Tshabalala arrived hours later and were whisked into court under guard.

"If we don't get Jub Jub, we will get his mother," shouted one student.

Miyelani described Andile as a shy boy who loved his school work.

He said K stood for Kaizer Mntaka, the third member of the group.

"We were planning to form a hip-hop group. Andile loved music," he said.

Jub Jub, 29, and Tshabalala, 25, were dicing on Monday afternoon in Mdlalose Street when they ploughed into seven schoolchildren were walking home.

Prince Thami Mohobe, 17, Phomelelo Masemola, 16, Mlungisi Cwaya, 19, and Andile, 16, were killed instantly and another two teens are in a critical condition in hospital.

The men are charged with four counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder, one count of reckless and negligent driving and one count f driving under the influence.

Andile's other friend, Bruno Nobela, said: "Jub Jub and his friend must go to jail for a long time."

When Maarohanye and Tshabalala left the court, the pupils hurled stones at them.


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