‘I thought I was going to die’: boy, 13, describes Covid-19 ordeal
Rhio Bezuidenhout and his mom describe how they were gripped by fear as he lay in ICU for seven days
Alone in the ICU of a private hospital fighting Covid-19, Durban schoolboy Rhio Bezuidenhout feared he was going to die.
The 13-year-old, a Grade 7 pupil at Gardenia Primary in Wentworth, became infected two days after returning to school, which is south of the city.
The asthmatic boy was fearful and emotional because he could not see his mother Lizette, who was overcome with worry...