Missing girl’s body found in swollen river

2013-10-31 00:00

RESIDENTS in the Hlazane area yesterday found the body of one of two girls who were swept away the previous day by the swollen Phongola River in Umhla­buyalingana, in the far north of the province.

Ward councillor Johnson Gwala said the girls, Fezile Mabika (9), and Nelisiwe Gumede (14), were among a group of six girls from nearby Hlazane Primary School who were collecting sugar cane when they were swept away by the river.

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