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A child has died after falling into a trench on a Newcastle Municipal Construction site in Osizweni, KwaZulu-Natal.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) Constituency Head of Amajuba, Dr Imran Keeka said, “The DA in Amajuba is deeply saddened by the loss of a young life at a Newcastle Municipal construction site, where the Municipality is laying pipes. This child fell into the ditch and lost his life. We express our condolences to the family, and still await further details that will be released by the Newcastle Municipality soon.”
Additionally, Newcastle‘s Deputy Mayor and Technical Services Portfolio Chairperson, Cllr Musa Thwala voiced his sadness, highlighting that the Newcastle Municipality would be investigating the heart-breaking passing of the child, and would be notifying the public of their findings as soon as more information was available.
Osizweni SAPS Spokesperson, Captain Sipho Nkosi has confirmed that the child was approximately eight-years-old. “The Osizweni Police have opened an Inquest case and police investigations are underway,” affirmed Captain Nkosi.
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