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Mpumalanga parents open up about the day their family of 5 was attacked by a swarm of angry bees

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The Pretorius family from Mpumalanga made a beeline for a nearby vlei to escape a swarm of bees that attacked them. (Photo: Fani Mahuntsi)
The Pretorius family from Mpumalanga made a beeline for a nearby vlei to escape a swarm of bees that attacked them. (Photo: Fani Mahuntsi)

 It was supposed to be a relaxing family outing, a way to explore a pristine part of nature surrounding their home during a holiday break.

The only sign of potential discomfort, it seemed, was the boiling Bushveld heat – and that was easily beaten by waiting until later in the day.

Carl Pretorius; his wife, Jorina; and their three daughters piled into the family 4x4 so Carl could show his girls the nature reserve surrounding their home on a farm outside Mbombela.

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