A little girl is so traumatised at witnessing her friends' deaths that she can barely sleep at night.
According to Sonia Mobolawa, her granddaughter Thembeka Mgciwa, 9, is experiencing flashbacks of the high-mast light that fell in Soshanguve Block X on Saturday and killed five children.
"Since the incident she has spent a lot of time without talking to anyone.
"When I ask her if everything was fine, she said yes," said Mobolawa, who was speaking on the sidelines of a memorial service at Soshanguve Block X community hall for the children.
"But as an elder, I can see her behaviour has changed. At night she speaks in her dreams. We hope the trauma counselling will help."
Mobolawa said the municipality should provide counseling.
She said Mgciwa spent a night in hospital and was discharged the following day, but was still limping from injuries.
"Thembeka told me that she was playing with her friends when the lights fell.
"After hearing about the incident, I sent my brother to go and see what happened. When he arrived at the scene he saw children lying dead and Thembeka only sustained injuries to her leg."
Siblings Boitshoko, 11, Dimpho Bopape, 6; Lethabo Matibaku, 9; Maikano Khoza, 9; and Kearabile Baloyi, 11, died.