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The Mercury: 5 children killed in shack fires

Bernadette Wolhuter, The Mercury

Durban – Two fires claimed the lives of five children – all under the age of 7 –  in Durban, early on Sunday morning.

In both incidents, it’s believed the children were left unattended by their parents.

In Fannin Road in Wyebank, in the outer West of of the city, 6-year-old twin girls Snegugu and Snenhlanhla Mtolo and their 3-year-old sister – Esihle – were killed when the shack they were sleeping in caught alight at around 2am.  Continue reading

The Mercury: Baby killed in protest

30 May 2017
Bernadette Wolhuter, The Mercury
Baby killed in protest

The mother of a 2-week-old baby boy who died, allegedly after inhaling tear gas fired by police during a service delivery protest in Durban in the early hours of Monday morning, wept as she watched his tiny body being carried to the state mortuary van in a white plastic packet.

Friends and family stood silently at her side, their heads bowed.

One held the blue fleece blanket they had wrapped baby Jayden Khoza in, before marching his body to the local police station.  Continue reading