Thursday, January 05, 2006

Give life a name

Michelle Makgalefa was a mother for just 48 hours. When she gave birth on Monday, she and her boyfriend Albert Lehong were so happy, they named their daughter Lethabo, meaning "joy" in Sepedi.

On Wednesday morning, the Diepsloot shack where Lethabo was born was smashed to pieces by a flash flood, and her mother's body was found by rescue workers a few metres away in the swollen Jukskei River, which had burst its banks after heavy rains.

Lethabo's father managed to save his child but could do nothing for his 28-year-old partner. Full Story

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