“We were expecting him to walk through the door. It had not crossed our minds that he would never return home,” said his aunt, Sizile Ngubane.
Phendukani Ngubane and fellow pupils from Izwelinjani Secondary School are said to have taken a lift with a teacher from a school sports event.
It is believed the teacher was racing down Hholwane Road with two other motorists when he allegedly lost control of his car, landing bonnet first on a house.
Ngubane said they heard about the accident while waiting at home for Phendukani to arrive.