- Dec 24, 2014
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.