Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has told the funeral service in Ekhuruleni that the deaths of the Khoabane siblings is is deeply unfortunate.
Brothers Lehlohonolo Khoabane, Katlego Khoabane, and Teboho Ngcongwane – are being laid to rest today.
Two of the boys died at the Khanya Lesedi Secondary School and fellow learners have packed the Ratanda multipurpose centre to pay their last respects.
Lesufi says the loss was especially difficult for learners.
“Instead of congratulating our children on academic performance, we’re going through an obituary. Here we are, instead of discussing performance related to academic and sporting activities, we’re comforting our small boys, and girls to accept death. Here we are again bidding farewell to those that we love, instead of bidding farewell to them because they’re going to higher education institutions.”
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