‘Inseparable even in death’: best friends drown in ‘unfenced’ ...


‘Inseparable even in death’: best friends drown in ‘unfenced’ quarry

Authorities are looking into the tragic deaths of the boys, aged 5 and 7, in a quarry at a Tshwane informal settlement


Maria Moore had hoped her grandson Tony “Bhobhoza” Tshwenu, 5, would be the one to take care of her and one day bury her.

Instead, she will now have to prepare his funeral after he and a friend, Siyabonga Nkonyana, 7, drowned on Saturday in a quarry at the Skierlik Mountain View informal settlement in Tshwane. The quarry is along the K54 road and forms part of the N4 highway extension project.

“When Bhobhoza was born I named him after my late son Tony, with the hope that when he grew up he would take care of me and do everything my son had promised to,” said Moore with tears streaming down her wrinkled face...

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