The tragedy at Hoërskool Driehoek left South Africa shaken, and many students and teachers mourn the loss of young lives along with their families. Mbhureni primary school observed a moment of silence in honour of the learners, and it was a beautiful thing to witness.
Mbhureni primary school in Limpopo has nothing to do with Hoërskool Driehoek, but that did not stop the teachers and learners from observing a moment of silence for the lives that were lost just over a week ago.
A walkway collapsed and claimed 4 young lives, as well as injuring about 21 learners. It was a moment that shook South Africa.
This touching act by Mbhureni primary showed us that South Africans are awesome and that Ubuntu is still very real and in our blood.
Hennie Miller, a Facebook user fond of sharing positive news on social media, shared the story:
This is Mbhureni primary school in Limpopo, in Giyani,in the Man'ombe circuit, this morning, during the morning assembly, the principal Mrs Rikhotso SM, led the school to observe a moment of silence, in the honor of the Driehoek learners, who died when the walkway collapsed,
The school has sent a message to those black racists that we are a Rain Bow nation, One South Africa for all.The pain and the misfortune of my neighbors are also my concern.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the South Africans who saw the social media responded by saying the school's moment of silence made them see the beautiful in South Africa again:
Chrystal Pixel - Thank you for your thoughtfulness
Jae Fredericks - This gives me hope that we truly are the Rainbow nation!
Jenny Mees - What a wonderful gesture that teaches all the learners a lovely life lesson to feel empathy for others.
Elsie Cook - Thank you mam.... it is our actions that teach our children love and respect for one another ....
Monique Cilliers - Your kindness will not go unnoticed - may you are yours be blesses. Thank you
Iris Allen - This proves my point that most South Africans are nice people. So we must give the unpleasant extremists less attention.
Vanessa Gillespie Wortmann - Dear Principal Mam. You should be our minister of education.
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