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2013-03-13 14:22
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Biff visits KES

2013-03-13 11:27

See pics of Graeme Smith visiting his old school King Edward VII.

Johannesburg - Proteas captain Graeme Smith has visited his old school, King Edward VII High School, to offer support to nine pupils struck by lightning.

Smith addressed the morning assembly, led a stirring rendition of the school song and joined his former school in prayer.

He is due to meet some of the pupils, recovering in hospital in rehabilitation after the tragic incident.

GALLERY: Biff visits KES

In February, nine members of the King Edwards VII's cricket first team were hospitalised, after they were struck by lightning whilst covering up a school cricket pitch with a protective sheet.

Speaking to EWN website, Smit said he was touched by the show of solidarity and support from the school and the pupils.

"You can see the resilience of character in them already from the ordeal that they’ve been through. It’s still a very emotional time for them. You can see how the school supported them.”

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