Johannesburg - Gauteng Premier David Makhura urged the government and the City of Tshwane to collectively ensure that an incident like the one where five children died in Soshanguve after a mast light fell on them doesn’t occur again.
Makhura said City of Tshwane must admit accountability for the incident. “The City must make sure that this never occurs again under their watch,” he said, to the applause of the packed hall.
The premier went on to say that although death is an inevitable part of life, children didn’t deserve to die in that manner.
Hundreds of of mourners \turned out to pay there last respects to the five children aged between 6 and 12.
The community hall in Soshanguve Block X was packed to the rafters with family, friends and school children. Also in attendance Acting Tshwane mayor Cilliers Brink , ANC regional chairperson Kgosientso Ramokgopa and various councilors.