Diepsloot community thanked for helping to recover Angel Sibanda’s body

The girl’s body was found in the Jukskei River at the weekend after being swept away by a current.

Father of the deceased 6-year-old Angel Sibanda, Thabani Tshuma, looks down as members of the media interview him outside his house in Diepsloot. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Social Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza has thanked the community of Diepsloot and local authorities for their tireless efforts to recover the body of Angel Sibanda.

The 6-year-old girl's body was found in the Jukskei River at the weekend after being swept away by a current during flash floods last week.

Three other children were saved when they also tried to cross what is usually a low lying stream on their way home.

Mayathula-Khoza says the support provided Sibanda's family has been a great display of ubuntu.

Mayathula-Khoza says counsellors have been visiting the girl's family to provide support.

The MEC visited the Sibanda family, while the media waited outside.