Two Boys drown in Giyani


MASWANGANYI VILLAGE-Greater Giyani Municipality Mayor Cllr Basani Agnes Shibambu says the community is in shock after
two boys aged 15 and 8 years drowned whilst swimming at Middle Letaba river at Maswanganyi village yesterday, March 21.

According to information, Ntshembo Makhasa(15) drowned whilst trying to save little Rikhotso Sabata (8) from drowning.

Both the deceased are residents of Maswanganyi village in the Greater Giyani Municipality.

Rikhotso Sabata’s body was retrieved by the community before the arrival of the police divers.

But they had to wait for the police divers to retrieve the other body as all efforts by the community proved futile.

The remaining body of Ntshembo Makhasa (15) was eventually retrieved by police divers late last night.

“We are saddened by the tragic death of the two children. Our sincere condolences go to their families, relatives, and friends,” said the Mayor.

She then appealed to all members of the community throughout Giyani to be vigilant and always warn children about the dangers of swimming at rivers, streams, or dams especially now that it is raining heavily.

She also took time to acknowledge the Maswanganyi community’s efforts for standing with family throughout the ordeal.

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