A Grade 12 pupil reportedly died during a similar water activity in the same river.
This after the owner of Nyati Bush Breaks rescinded the family and SAHRC’s permission to visit the site pending a meeting between him and his lawyers. 
Officials were considering jumping over the fence to gain access on Tuesday afternoon.
The eldest daughter of Mathews and Pinky Phosa had been ill for a while.
The mayor’s passing has been confirmed by the office of the ZF Mgcawu District, although the details surrounding his death are not yet known.
He gained his prestigious title in Los Angeles in December 1980 after beating Korean Tae-Shik Kim on a split decision over 15 rounds to claim the WBA version of the flyweight title.

Body of missing Parktown Boys student found

According to the school, Mpianzi went missing following a ‘water activity’.

Malegapuru Makgoba appointed as Eskom interim chair

The appointment ‘is consistent with the government’s commitment to good governance and the stability of the company’.

February fuel price outlook on the back of oil surge, rand weakness

The rand-dollar exchange rate means bad news for fuel users and comes at a time when many consumers are already feeling the financial pinch.

Fire breaks out at Gauteng school hours before first day of school

Administration blocks at Khutlo-Tharo Secondary School in Sebokeng have burned down, with concerned parents and community members questioning whether arson sparked the blaze.

Community member allegedly shot in protest against Mpumalanga mayor

The EFF has described the municipality’s response to the protest as a ‘disgrace’.

Mogale City mayor Patrick Lipudi dies after short illness

The municipality experienced leadership upheaval after the 2016 elections, and will now be searching for its fourth mayor in less than four years.

Ukraine jet crashes in Iran, killing at least 170 – media

All passengers and crew were killed in the crash.

Legendary businessman Richard Maponya dies aged 99

Maponya died early on Monday morning after a short illness.

Radio DJ legend Chilli M passes away

The radio personality, once one of the most popular DJs on-air, has died aged 42.

Shiraaz Mohamed back in SA – reports

Reuters has reported that he has returned home after being assisted by Turkey’s intelligence agency, but no further details were provided.

Gospel star Benjamin Dube mourns the death of his mother, Pastor Grace Dube

Pastor Grace Dube passed away on the last day of 2019, her son has confirmed.

Samkele Maseko rejects Kanthan Pillay’s ‘rat’ apology

The journalist says he will not accept the apology as ‘another black child’ still faces the same ‘abuse of power by the same man’.

Former Eskom managers arrested for alleged R745m in fraud and corruption at Kusile

The Hawks say investigations began when suspicions were raised about the construction of two large projects at the Medupi and Kusile power stations. 

Ben Turok dies age 92

His family says he died in the early hours of Monday.

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