EShowe family massacre victims laid to rest

EShowe family massacre victims laid to rest

The victims of the eShowe family massacre have been laid to rest. 

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Elderly couple Octavia and Christopher Khumalo, their daughter, Mbali Khumalo who was 37, 17-year-old Snothile Hlongwane and eight-year-old Thabo Khumalo and Anothando Sgampu were shot and killed in their home late last month. 

A nine-year-old girl survived the attack by hiding under a bed. Christopher's nephew, 

Sthembiso Mthimkhulu, was arrested a day after the attack. He's expected to apply for bail next week. 

Octavia's sister, Thokozani Mbatha, says they buried her sister, her niece and the two eight-year-old children in Inanda, north of Durban yesterday. 

She says her brother-in-law and the teenager were laid to rest last week...

"We are still grieving", Mbatha said.

"It has been the saddest thing that I have ever seen in my life", she said.

The surviving child is still traumatised and continues to receive counselling.

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