The community of Ward 15, Buffalo City Municipality is extremely saddened to announce that nine (9) year old Mihlali Bhoki, of the Nompumelelo township near Beacon Bay in East London, was killed by an illegal electricity connection.
“We have taken a decision together with Mihlali’s family to inform the public that she died on 29 April 2021 at 6:30pm. We have called numerous times on the Buffalo City municipality to provide Phase 2 houses with legal and safe electricity connections for this community, and if not, the municipality must electrify the shacks, so that we can keep our children safe,” said the community leader, Songezo Nkungwini.
They added that the community is in mourning at the tragic loss of Mihlali Bhoki a needless death of one of the communities beloved children.
“In 2017 we submitted a petition as the community of WARD 15 because these illegal connections every year kill people, more especially in Nompumelelo. However, the municipality has ignored us to date,” said Nkungwini.