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Police investigate culpable homicide case after 5 children die in Limpopo car crash

Thomas

Nov. 06, 2019

The deceased, all girls from Mashego Secondary School in Monsterlus, were allegedly hitchhiking next to the local filling station and were given a lift by the driver of the vehicle.
The Police in Hlogotlou outside Groblersdal, Limpopo, have opened a case of culpable homicide after five school children, aged between 15 and 18, were killed during a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Tuesday afternoon.
The accident happened along the R574 road between Groblersdal and Mpudulle.
According to the police's Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, the driver of a Nissan NP200 bakkie apparently lost control of the vehicle when approaching Matrompi bridge and rolled several times, instantly killing the five children and critically injuring the driver and his crew.
The injured were taken to hospital.
The deceased, all girls from Mashego Secondary School in Monsterlus, were allegedly hitchhiking next to the local filling station and were given a lift by the driver of the vehicle.
"They were coming from school to their respective residences at Sephaku and Kgaphamadi villages," said Mojapelo.
They were identified as follows:
• Beauty Motsweni from Sephaku
• Pearl Rakgalakane from Sephaku
• Lucy Monareng from  Kgaphamadi
• Chantel Monareng from Kgaphamadi
• Karabo Mogoaneng from Kgaphamadi.
Police investigations are continuing.
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