Students fatal shock: Eskom removes pole

2012-04-03 00:00

ESKOM has removed the electricity pole that electrocuted an Imbali student on Friday night.

After his death Mbongeni Hlengwa’s mother, Nonhlanhla, said that seeing the pole outside her yard would be a painful reminder of her son, and she wished it could be removed.

His family said the pole was taken away while they were out preparing for his funeral yesterday.

His brother, Smanga, said the family were not happy with the way Eskom was handling the issue and had complained the removal team were rude to the people who were there at the time.

Mbongeni was electrocuted when he grabbed the pole to steady himself when he slipped as he returned home from an evening out.

“They should have come to the house and given us clarity on what is happening,” said his brother.

Hlengwa’s funeral will be on Thursday.

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