SAD! Close Friends Die Together After Drowning In Dam


March. 02, 2021

Two close friends who did everything together have lost their lives after drowning in a dam. The friends died together when they drowned at Mountain View in Kopanong, Tshwane.
Explaining the situation and what caused the two friends to drown, the Community leader, William Makhari (63), said that “We’re tired of companies that dig up sand and leave open spaces that become dams during the rainy season.”
It is gathered that those spaces that are left open and unattended to, is what is causing people to drown and lose their lives. The two friends, LAWRENCE “Bhobhoza” Tshwenu and Siyabonga Mabila were close friends who went places and did everything together.
Sadly, Bhobhoza’s mum, who couldn’t control her tears said that it was difficult to forget the five-year-old’s last words. She remembers all the promises her child made to her.
He promised to buy me a house and car. He said I was suffering and people in the area were also suffering as they live in shacks.” She said her son wanted to improve people’s lives. “He was a loving child who always made everyone happy. I’m heartbroken,” she said.
Also, Siyabonga’s mum blames the company that digs up sand in the area as there was no fence and guards. “I’m heartbroken. I need answers and I know nothing will replace my boy,” she said.
However, Roads and Infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo assured the families and said that “We’ll appoint senior counsel to conduct a proper investigation which will give us facts, information, and answers.
We want to be open and transparent and make sure all factors are investigated. We’ll attend to it where it’s found that appointed service providers and contractors were negligent.”
To them, something must be done quickly as there have been many cases of people drowning. They then reported that two men have also drowned and a boy has been taken to hospital after getting into trouble in the surf on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
The men in their mid-30s were pulled from the water at Teewah Beach in Noosa North Shore about 2.30pm on Saturday but could not be revived. The nine-year-old boy was taken to Sunshine Coast University hospital in a stable condition.
Surf Life Saving Queensland said the drownings were among a concerning number of serious incidents on the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.
Regional operations manager Aaron Purchase said: “Today’s events are a tragic reminder to only ever swim between the red and yellow flags. “If you must swim at a remote location, stay close to the beach and remain waist-deep,” he said.
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