Chauke family expected to identify toddler body
The family of toddler Everite Chauke who was swept away in flash floods in Johannesburg two weeks ago are expected to identify the body found by construction workers yesterday.
A child’s body was found while workers were repairing a damaged wall in Johannesburg north. Gauteng police say the body was found along the Jukskei river in Buccleuch.
The toddler slipped out of her father’s grip while hanging on to a tree branch along the Jukskei river in Alexandra.
Last week President Jacob Zuma, Gauteng Premier David Makhura and Human Settlements minister Des Van Rooyen committed to finding a lasting solution for the people of Setjwetla.
At the same time Gauteng Finance MEC Barbara Creecy told Kaya FM that R20 million will be spent on assisting families displaced by the recent floods.
The floods left seven people dead and hundreds homeless in different parts of the province.
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