Witnesses claimed the driver was speeding. They said Rahlane, 14, was hit and crushed against a tree.The car belongs to the grade 12 pupil's parents.
Mbalula said he was sending his deepest condolences to the family of the deceased.
“It is equally tragic that this crash was as a result of a young person, a high school learner, who lost control of the vehicle."
Mbalula urged road users to exercise maximum caution on the road.
“As we mark Youth Month and observe Child Protection Week, we must remain mindful of our collective obligation towards ensuring the safety of young people on our roads,” he said.