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Family of drowned boy says fencing of Mamelodi quarry site too late

fencing of Mamelodi quarry site

The family of one of the boys who drowned in a quarry at a construction site in Mamelodi has told the publication that the securing of the site was too little, too late.

A wire fence has now been erected around the area four days after seven-year-old Siyabonga Mabila and four-year-old Lawrence Tshwenu drowned.

The tragedy happened at the Skierlik informal settlement on Saturday.

The family of Lawrence Tshwenu, who drowned while playing with his friends at the quarry in Mamelodi, have reacted with disappointment to the fencing that had now been erected.

The young boy’s uncle, Deon Moore told the publication that authorities waited too long before addressing the danger that the unsecured construction site posed to the community.

“It is still disappointing that the fence has been put up four days after the kids drowned.”

Moore said that the quality of the fencing was not sufficient.

“The fence is even not a strong one, kids can still go over the fence.”

The Transport Department is currently investigating and has promised to act if any form of liability is found from the contracted construction company.

-EWN

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