24 November 2020
PRETORIA – Tshwane
Executive Mayor, Randall Williams has expressed condolences to the family of a boy who passed away on Monday.
“Words cannot convey the sadness and grief which they must be feeling at the loss of this young boy. May peace and comfort find them
during this difficult time and may the soul of this young boy rest in peace.”
This comes after another boy drowned in Hammanskraal, in Extension 10, ward 49.
It is reported two boys were sent out shopping, while on their way they fell into a trench which had been dug by an external contractor working on a Housing project for the City of Tshwane.
Tragically, one of the young boys drowned while the other was rescued and rushed to hospital.
Members of the Mayoral Committee were sent to investigate the matter and discovered that the site had not been adequately secured nor were there barriers in place.
“I have given immediate instruction that legal action must be pursued against the contractor,” said Williams.
The Tshwane mayor also said, “I will also immediately be calling upon the ward councillor, community liaison officer and site managers to explain their responsibilities in relation to the incident and site management. These individuals should have direct oversight over these projects on a
continuous basis and they are the first line of contact on such matters with the local community,”
The death of this boy comes just two days after three other boys drowned while playing in a trench in another part of Hammanskraal.
Meanwhile Tshwane management has dispatched teams to conduct site inspections at all construction sites around the city.