Family finally gets justice 10 years after their three-year-old boy drowned at a North West lodge

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Three-year-old Eric Black was swept away at the Kingfisher Lodge. (PHOTO: Supplied)
Three-year-old Eric Black was swept away at the Kingfisher Lodge. (PHOTO: Supplied)

Nothing will ever erase the memory: their panic as the river water rose higher and higher, and the devastating moment they realised their three-year-old son had been swept away and nothing they could do would ever bring him back.

That son would have been 14 now but Belinda and Daniel Black never got to see Eric reaching his teens because of the tragedy that took place on that awful night at a guest farm on the banks of the Great Marico river.

It’s taken more than a decade but the Black family have finally found closure as a result of a recent ruling by the North West high court, which found the owner of the farm can be held responsible for their loss.

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