Over 200 people came to mourn and say their last goodbyes to slain Alexandra school girl Jabulile Nkosi on Saturday.
It was an emotional and somber send-off for Nkosi who was found dead with a gunshot wound along the Jukskei River banks in Alexandra last Sunday.
The grade 12 student who was supposed to celebrate her 19th birthday yesterday (Friday 11 Sept) has brought unity in Alexandra where everyone is calling for #JusticeForJabulile.
On Friday night, Sangomas performed their rituals, pastors prayed, school children gathered and the community came together at the candlelight ceremony organized by the 30 Strong Voices of Alexandra, a group that fights social ills in the township.
Vincent Ndima, Street Captain of the group said they organized the candlelight ceremony that started from her School.
“As 30 strong voices of Alex we pledged our support to the family and loved ones of Jabulile Nkosi who was brutally murdered here in Alexandra,” said Vincent.
The family says they are hoping to see Justice for a young girl who wanted to be an IT specialist and a Social Worker.
Meanwhile, police have arrested a local taxi driver linked by evidence to the murder.
Provincial police spokesman Captain Kay Makhubele said preliminary evidence linked the 25-year old taxi driver to the murder.
“The suspect appeared in the Alexandra Magistrate Court on Thursday 10 September 2020, and the case was postponed by a week for further investigation, while the suspect remains in police custody,” said Makhubele.
Jabulile was laid to rest at the Waterfall cemetery near Midrand.