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EDITORIAL | A thorough, truly independent probe is the least dead boys’ families deserve

Had the public transport and roads department spent its budget, two little boys may not have drowned

07 March 2021 - 19:18 By sunday times daily

A few days after Tony “Bhobhoza” Tshwenu, five, and Siyabonga Nkonyana, seven, drowned in a quarry at the Skierlik Mountain View informal settlement in Tshwane on February 27, a Sunday Times Daily reporter visiting the scene came across workers hurriedly erecting a fence around the quarry. Community leader Mzwandile Dyantyi said engineers started working in the area as far back as 2002. “There was never security or a fence,” he said. Asked for comment, King Civil Engineering Contractors’ financial manager Mark Harris said: “I do not want to speculate on what led to the deaths, but will rather wait for the investigation being conducted by the department.”..

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