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MEC to visit Angel Sibanda's family

The 6-year-old girl was swept away during downpours in Diepsloot last week.

Gauteng Social Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Social Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza is expected to visit today the family of Angel Sibanda after she was swept away during downpours in Diepsloot last Thursday.

The six-year-old girl's body was discovered at the weekend after drowning while trying to cross over a low-lying stream during flash floods.

Three other children were saved by emergency services and community members.

Her body was found in the Jukskei River after search operations continued for four days.

Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau has also conveyed his condolences to the Sibanda family.

Spokesperson Phindile Chauke said, "His appeal to the community is to continue showing their support to the Sibanda family so that they know there are people around them who are with them."

A memorial service for the primary school girl is expected to take place on Thursday before she is laid to rest at the weekend.

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