Tears as victim of drag race accident is laid to rest

Janet Mohabe hugging a picture of her son, Prince Mohabe. The emotional funeral service was held at the local school and proceeded to Avalon cemetery. Prince and three others died after drag race went wrong. Pic: BAFANA MAHLANGU. 14/03/2010. © Sowetan.
Janet Mohabe hugging a picture of her son, Prince Mohabe. The emotional funeral service was held at the local school and proceeded to Avalon cemetery. Prince and three others died after drag race went wrong. Pic: BAFANA MAHLANGU. 14/03/2010. © Sowetan.

MORE tears flowed as Prince Mohube was buried during an emotional ceremony at Avalon Cemetery in Soweto yesterday.

MORE tears flowed as Prince Mohube was buried during an emotional ceremony at Avalon Cemetery in Soweto yesterday.

The Protea South Community Hall was packed with the 17-year-old's schoolmates, family, friends and members of a community traumatised by the accident on Monday that left four schoolboys dead.

Prince's aunt Joyce Mtonga led the mourners with a tribute to the likeable teenager.

"Prince you were your mother's pride. When your peers stood at street corners, you were at your soccer training," said Mtonga.

SA Football Association chairperson for the Protea region Richard Mathebula described Prince as a "superstar".

The ANC, several of its formations, the SA Communist Party and the Congress of SA Students attended the ceremony.

Prince was killed with schoolmates Phumelelo Masemola, 16, Mlungisi Cwaya, 19, and Andile Mthombeni, 16, from Altmont Technical High School.

Phumelelo and Mlungisi were buried in Limpopo, while Andile will be buried in Eastern Cape.

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