Best friends in tragic accident

Two teenage girls from Middelburg were killed in an accident Saturday afternoon in Benoni, near Carnival City, and a third teenager, also from Middelburg, is currently recovering in ICU where she is in a stable but serious condition.

Dineo Makua (17) and Renilwe Moyo (17), both from Mhluzi, died on the spot when the car they were travelling in, a white Polo, collided with another vehicle alleged to have been speeding.

The white Polo was carrying five passengers at the time and crashed into a house. A third occupant of the vehicle, Dimpho Nkadimeng, sustained serious injuries and remains in hospital.

Thulane Nhlapo, a family spokesperson, said that Dineo and Dimpho were schooling in Benoni and Renilwe in Middelburg.

Renilwe Moyo (17).
Renilwe Moyo (17).

They were always together and inseparable. Renilwe travelled to Benoni to support Dimpho at a matric farewell function which took place on Friday night.

“They were three best friends and very excited about supporting each other at the matric farewell function. They had beautiful personalities,” said Nhlapo.

At the time of the accident, which occurred at about 13:00 on Saturday afternoon, the girls were going to the taxi rank as Renilwe was returning home.

Dineo Makua is the youngest child and only daughter of well known owner of the security company Fofo Security, Foto Boy Makua, more commonly known as Fofo.


Dineo Makua (17).

He was too distraught to speak to the Middelburg Observer this week, according to a family spokesperson, who said that Foto was very fond of his only daughter.

Renilwe is Dineo’s cousin and Foto’s niece Dineo and Dimpho attended Benoni Edu College and Renilwe was a learner at Hillside Private School in Middelburg.

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