all A memorial service for 6-year-old Khayalethu Magadla will be held at his family home. Friday at Delamini, Soweto.
Magadla fell into a manhole while playing with friends in Soweto last month.
It took about three weeks for rescue teams to retrieve the body.
After the service, the boy’s remains will be moved to Bityi in the Eastern Cape for burial next Saturday.
After weeks of intensive searches for Khayalethu, his lifeless body was found at the Eldorado Park wastewater treatment plant.
The body of 6-year-old Khayalethu Magadla has been recovered.
Acting Emergency Services Commissioner Noma Mjali said it took such a long time to retrieve the child’s body because rescue teams had to actually go through a sewer pipe to where the child was found on Saturday.
She also explains that when they arrived at the Johannesburg wastewater treatment plant, they discovered that the water level was very dangerous.
Mjali explained: “For the past few days, they’ve been working non-stop to lower the water level so water can get in. So they went in a couple of times through different entrances and different manholes. I went into a very difficult manhole that I had been trying not to open for the past few days. We were able to recover the body of the missing child.”
6-year-old Khayalethu Magadla’s memorial service to be held in Soweto – SABC News
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