- A Stellenbosch SRC member, Nomzamo Buthelezi, has died after she was involved in a hit-and-run accident
- The Stellenbosch SRC Instagram page shared a post about the bright young woman's passing
- According to various news reports, the young woman was hit on Sunday while on Merriman Avenue in Stellenbosch
The Stellenbosch Student Representative Council is mourning the loss of one of its members, Nomzamo Buthelezi, who died after she was involved in a hit-and-run accident that took place in Stellenbosch's Merriman Avenue.
Heading online, the Stellenbosch SRC page shared a heartfelt post about the senior BSc student, who originally came from Gauteng. The post included a snap of Ms Buthelezi, whose bright smile hints that she was a very bubbly person.
"We have lost an incredible member of our team... You have left a footprint in each of our lives. You will be dearly missed," the heartbreaking post on Instagram reads.
The page also reveals that there will be a memorial service held for the young woman on Monday evening this week. Meanwhile, Sowetan Live reports that the university also confirmed Miss Buthelezi's passing in a statement.
They also requested that the police do their best to track down and bring to justice those involved in the reckless accident that claimed the life of one of their hardworking and dedicated students.
Meanwhile, Briefly News also reported that a Facebook page dedicated to sharing positive South African news shared the story of a very grateful mother recently. Bronwynne Engelbrecht told of how her son, Elrich, was involved in a hit-and-run accident but the Tshwane community showed Ubuntu as they reached out and helped the young man.
Elrich was on his way to write an exam at the TUKS Mamelodi campus when a red Citi Golf collided with his motorbike. The Golf sped off and one taxi took off after it while others blocked the traffic to keep the injured young man safe.
A Tshwane paramedic on his way to work assisted Elrich and called for a ambulance. He remained part of the team that took care of Elrich. Another young man, only identified as Francois, stayed with the motorbike for more than an hour to make sure it - and the rest of Elrich's belongings - weren't stolen.
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