Mokonyane to monitor drag racing case

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Pretoria - Gauteng Premier, Nomvula Mokonyane has vowed that her administration will closely monitor the Soweto drag racing case until justice prevails.

Hip hop musician, Molemo Maarohanye popularly known as Jub Jub and his friend allegedly ran over four teenagers with their Mini Coopers in Soweto on Monday.

Speaking during her visit to the accident scene and the bereaved families, Mokonyane said anarchy would not be tolerated on the road.

A visibly angry Mokonyane said: "We will monitor this case closely through our Department of Community Safety until justice prevails."

"Showing off will cause you harm. We want all those who use our roads illegally to be apprehended irrespective of their status in the community. Motorists should obey rules of the road.

"School children should feel safe while walking on the street and they should not become causalities of irresponsible behaviour," she said.

Mokonyane said through the Social Development Department, they will provide counselling to both the bereaved families as well as to learners at the respective schools of the deceased.

Three other seriously injured teenagers are still receiving medical treatment at the local hospitals