Twins drown inflood river

2018-03-09 06:00

THE father of a pair of Matatiele twins is devastated after they drowned while crossing a river in Gandaway village on February 21.

It is alleged that the twins, Tlali and Tlalinyana Letsela (13), were herding a flock of sheep home from the veld when they drowned.

They were both in Grade 7 at Mzongweni Junior Secondary School.

“Every day after school they loved going together to herd sheep in the veld. On the day of the incident, they went together to the veld as usual and I stayed home waiting for them to return with the sheep. I noticed a dark storm cloud covering the entire sky and I called them to return home,” said their father Moloki Letsela.

He said when the rain started, they had not returned home and he went out to search for them. He said when he arrived at the river, he was told by a man who was crossing the river with the twins that they had drowned.

“Community members searched in the river and found the body of the first one and the second one was found the following day,” Moloki said.

People said that the river often floods on rainy days.

The children will be buried tomorrow.

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