Woman Killed In Joburg Floods Burial Today


A Zimbabwean woman who died in South Africa following massive flash floods last week will be buried today in Bulawayo. Caroline Sithole (34) of Mzilikazi suburb who was eight months pregnant, will be buried at Luveve Cemetery at 9AM.

She died in the floods which killed seven people and displaced hundreds. Sithole, who was a florist in Johannesburg, went missing on Tuesday evening last week following flash floods that hit the city.

She was found dead in Eastleigh Stream in South Africa’s commercial capital on Saturday. Her body was found a day after the discovery of her car, some kilometres away. Speaking from South Africa on Tuesday, her uncle, Mr Munyaradzi Chiguri, said her roommate, Refilwe, had notified them on Tuesday that Sithole was missing.

She had called Refilwe earlier saying she was stuck in the city centre because of the floods and that was the last she had heard from her. Sithole was on her way home from work and was supposed to pass through picking up Refilwe’s son from school. After she called her saying she was stuck in the floods, her phone went off. Mourners are gathered at Number 100 Thokozani Flats in Bulawayo, at her grandmother, Ms Farai Khumalo (70)’s home where Sithole grew up.

Source : ZIMeye