10-year-old dies after being struck by lightning while walking to school

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DURBAN - TWO PEOPLE were killed by lightning in KwaZulu-Natal this week.

Nhlanzeko Mthembu, 10, and Mziwenkosi Phungula, 45, were struck by lightning on Monday.
Senzelwe Mzia, the spokesperson for KZN’s Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), said Nhlanzeko, 10, a Grade 4 pupil, was with other children on their way to the Lufafa Primary School on Monday morning when he was killed.

Mzia said Phungula was killed at his home in the Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma local municipality, in Gobhogobho.
Cogta MEC, Sipho Hlomuka, has expressed his condolences to both families.

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Imagine the press outburst if it was a white child. Not a racist statement, but the truth. Sorry for the young one, gone too soon. May he RIP.
 

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Why? It's tragic for sure, but spending public money to investigate it? Do you think there's more to it than a tragic accident? I'm sure it's possible to get to the bottom of this with a few well worded questions to a few people.
I believe that part was meant as a joke. And the rest to not make light of the death of a 10 y.o.
 
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It was a joke man :ROFL:... Politicians have made similar suggestions in the past
Specifically...

https://www.news24.com/News24/Dube-calls-for-lightning-probe-20110103

Eshowe - KwaZulu-Natal MEC for co-operative governance and traditional affairs Nomsa Dube on Monday called on the national department of science and technology to investigate the causes of lightning after seven people in lightning strikes.

"We will do an investigation and talk to the department of science and technology on what is the cause of the lightning," said Dube.
 
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