Covid-19 claims the lives of five members of one family

Infections spread after lobola meeting

22 January 2021 - 10:35 By Thomo Nkgadima
A family is reeling after the deaths, including those of sisters Frida Rabothata and Moshishi Motloutsi.
A family is reeling after the deaths, including those of sisters Frida Rabothata and Moshishi Motloutsi.
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What was supposed to be a jolly time for a Limpopo family ended tragically when five relatives died of illnesses related to Covid-19 after a meeting ahead of lobola negotiations.

Ngwakwana Rabothata, 37, told Sowetan about  the tragedy that befell the family following the December 12 gathering at her uncle Makoba Manamela’s house in Mmotong, outside Polokwane.

Her two sisters, Frida Rabothata, 52, and Moshishi Motloutsi, 46, their mother Sana Rabothata, 71, aunt Betty Maremane, 80, and Manamela, 61, died days apart after contracting the coronavirus.

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