Burst pipe: memorial for Molweni siblings

2009-07-29 00:00

A MEMORIAL service will be held tomorrow for the two Molweni children who were killed when a burst water pipe washed their home away at the weekend.

Mhlengi and Nokwazi Hlongwane were inside their house when it collapsed.

Soon after the incident, the operations division of Umgeni Water began to isolate the burst pipe. However, due to the fact that the water supply into the pipe is gravity-fed, the reduction of flow was only experienced a few hours later.

The chairman of the local ANC branch, S’bu Radebe, said he is extremely proud that the community of Molweni has shown strength in its greatest hour of sadness.

He also praised Umgeni Water for its transparency in providing the facts relating to the incident and also for its active participation in the process of healing that has begun.

 

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