NFP visits family of child killed after truck crashes into houses

2016-04-24 11:12
Officials visit the scene where a toddler was killed. (Sabelo Sigudu, supplied)

Officials visit the scene where a toddler was killed. (Sabelo Sigudu, supplied)

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Durban  The National Freedom Party (NFP) has visited the Cele family in Embovini, KwaZulu-Natal, following an accident that left a child dead and three houses damaged.

“As the NFP we wanted to pass our condolences. He was our child as a community who one day would have been a leader,” KZN provincial chairperson, Vikizitha Mlotshwa, told the family.

“It is God’s will and we know your pain but we would like to say be strong and trust in the Lord. God will not forsake you,” Mlotshwa said.

Three-year-old Lithemba Cele was killed on Friday when a truck lost control and veered into the yard he was playing in along with a group of children. The truck damaged three houses in the process.

Mlotshwa told the family that they would ensure the matter was looked into to ensure justice prevailed.

“Even though that will not bring him back but people must understand we have little children playing in the streets,” he said. 

Mlotshwa said the party would help where it could with the funeral arrangements and the rebuilding of the damaged houses. 

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