“After they bought residence, one boy confirmed his mates his late grandfather’s gun, which he took with out his mother and father’ data in the course of the December holidays. His deceased grandfather was keen on him, and he had taken the gun in remembrance of him.”
In an try to impress his mates, the teenager allegedly took the unloaded revolver and loaded it.
“Whereas taking part in with the pistol, the gun unintentionally went off, taking pictures his classmate behind his ear. In shock and panic after seeing his pal bleeding on the ground, the third pal ran off to his residence across the nook because the boy who fired the gun rushed after his pal asking him to help.”
The gunshot and subsequent commotion had alerted the group of Chief Albert Luthuli Park which got here out to confront the boys.
In panic and worry, the boy who fired the gun then ran again residence.
“When he bought residence, once more in panic and worry, he closed the storage door and used the identical gun to shoot himself within the head … We’re deeply saddened and in ache by the lack of our boys.”
In accordance with the assertion the boys had been schoolmates and finest mates for a few years.
“There was no quarrelling among the many boys and all three had been good teenage boys. The primary demise was unintentional and a tragic mistake whereas the second demise was a results of worry and panic.”
The household famous that there was no animosity amongst them as they’d spent the festive season collectively.
“Each households have held quite a few conferences and prayer classes for the reason that deaths and can proceed to take action till burial. The households would really like some privateness throughout this powerful time as they grieve the tragic lack of their youngsters,” learn the assertion.
A memorial service for the 2 boys shall be held at Lesiba Secondary College on Tuesday.
Provincial training division spokesperson Steve Mabona shared the assertion by the households.