Jaywalking: Gr 1 learner dies in accident

A forlorn bookcase in the middle of Warmbad Road Thabazimbi, evidence of the tragedy that happened earlier at the scene when a Grade 1 child was hit by a motor vehicle.

THABAZIMBI – A Gr1 learner from Ysterberg Public Primary School was struck and killed by a vehicle after running into a roadway after school.

The young boy, Rorisang Fortune Shaba, was struck on Monday 7 November just after two o’clock on the Warmbad Road across Engen fuel station.

He died on the scene. The community of Thabazimbi together with the Ysterberg Primary School is shocked about the loss of a child. Mr TS Phatshwane, Principal of Ysterberg Primary said in a statement that the school will request the Department of Education to build another Primary School in Regorogile. “Rorisang Fortune Shaba, may your soul rest in peace.” Said mr Phatshwane.

Little Shaba’s funeral will be held on Sunday 13 November 2011.