Boy found floating in swimming pool

Sne Masuku

Sne Masuku

A playful day at a creche in Pietermaritzburg in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands ended on a tragic note when three-year-old Luthando Mkhize was found floating in a swimming pool.

The caretakers at the Little Stepping Stone Day Care Centre in Orient Heights discovered on Monday that the boy was missing from the rest of the group.

A search for him immediately ensued.

He died on his way to hospital.

The creche management yesterday declined to speak to the Sowetan.

Also on Monday, municipal workers discovered a foetus in a sewer in the residential suburb of Belfort, Pietermaritzburg.

The workers had been called to repair a blockage in the water pipes.