A Zambian Family based in Crompton, Durban of South Africa  tragically their two  children in a storm that affected the area and has claimed over 51 lives.

Mudslides and flooding caused by torrential rain have killed 51 people  in Durban and the wider KwaZulu Natal Province, officials say with the death toll expected to rise.

Mr. Mesiya and Cynthia Phiri lost two sons identified as Emmanuel Phiri aged 6 years and Brian Phiri aged 9 years during the storm.

According to the information made available to the Zambia High Commission in Pretoria South Africa the children died during the storm when the roof of the house collapsed on them whilst sleeping in the bedroom with their parents.

The incident happened in a town called New Germany situated just inland from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Courtesy Chungu Mutale – Zambian based in South Africa
Courtesy Chungu Mutale – Zambian based in South Africa .
Courtesy Chungu Mutale – Zambian based in South Africa .
Courtesy Chungu Mutale – Zambian based in South Africa .
Courtesy Chungu Mutale – Zambian based in South Africa .
Courtesy Chungu Mutale – Zambian based in South Africa .
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    • That Zambian Embassy in South Africa has been turned into a PF Secretariat. So Emmanuel want Disaster Management Relief from Inonge office to go rebuild that house?
      Swap them, Emmanuel to Saudi Arabia and Insurgent Jada to South Africa.

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    • House on the hill is attractive until disaster strikes.

      Very sad news about the loss of life.

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    • @Umuyuda 1,4 – Kikikikikiki. Hehehehehehe. hahahahahaha. Koma iwe taumfwa. Wansekesha – Ati A Zambia House finding itself in RSA!!!!! Nabene icisungu.

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  1. Lies these are not Zambians they are South Africans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God was avenging Xenophobic attacks…..

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    • A god that avenges xenophobic killings but sits idle while innocent villagers are being maimed and most of them killed in Northern Congo, a god which did not intervene in Rwandan genocide, sat on hands through apartheid era, watched at a distance as Arabs murdered blacks in cold blood in Darfur, a god who permitted the slave ship named Jesus to ferry slaves from the shores of Africa into a 400 year bondage, a god that cannot stop the political buffoonery in Zambia, a god that cannot the abuse of bana ba masiye, cannot smite conmen and women masquerading as his shepherds, a god that does absolutely nothing to correct the wrongs in real time ….
      Is an impotent god.

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  2. U STAY IN DIASPORA AND LIVE IN SUCH A KA USELESS HOUSE ..PICTURE No.2 ? THUS THE PROBLEM MANJE WAONA WAPAISA BANA MUKUKULU IWE , COME BACK HOME WILL GIVE U A NICE PLOT AND CAN BUILD A MANSION ON A STABLE GEOLOGY NOT THAT PLACE HOUSE IS ON DEBRIS ATASE , WE HAVE LOST VERY BEAUTIFUL KIDS AND FUTURE LEADERS OF MIGHTY ZED, MTSRIP

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    • Maybe they left Zambia to be as far away as possible from dark hearted devils like you. Does dying in a so called “mansion” on an unserviced plot make the death of the children any better. Were you raised in a home or in a den? Your lack of sympathy is both sickening and disturbing, I pity the kids who will be unfortunate enough to be raised by you, what morals can come from such. Shame. Must all 18 million Zambians stay in your village? Is there a law against legally relocating in Zambia now? So no children died in Zambia yesterday because their house is on a ka plot. Ubututu plus plus.

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    • Nyoko, it’s better to stay silent /not comment, and let people assume you are one certified imbecile, than type the nonsense you’ve just exhibited in your post, & confirm you are indeed “a sick, & demented Imbecile”.
      Sincere condolences to the bereaved family.

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    • I agree. Pathetic journalists theses LT guys are. No captions whatsoever and no story at all

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    • Just read that headline! Ati a Zambian House hit by storm. So there are Zambian houses in SA? I hope they were transported there legally otherwise they are Prohibited imigrants

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  3. And these are the likes of those living in diaspora and full of imiponto about Zambia, your own country, but there you are God has exposed you. Obviously there is no need to go abroad and live in such a ram shackle like most economic slaves in diaspora. Pa ZED palisela guys.

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    • And all one is economically better?
      When was the last time you visited Chibolya a ghetto in the CBD!

      Been to the villages between Chilanga and Kafue? Weep and learn…

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  4. This family doesn’t seem to have come from Zambia but definitely from Malawi. I can tell from their names and l doubt very much that this family could have come all the way from Chipata to live in sasaAfica? Awe mukwai nebo nakana

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  5. Ba nkope Just when you are suppose to be sympathising with them Imwe you are wondering whether they are Zambian or not, does it matter right now??

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    • BU FONTINI TU BENE NKHOPE, NA KA ANYOKO.
      This is the Calibre of tubes that are likely to be voted into Government in future, due to high levels of illiteracy amongst our population.
      We all know what the results on the nation would be, just look at the current Government, & economy.
      I SHUDDER IN DESPAIR!!

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  6. @Malinso.. not everyone lives in a mansion in Zambia. In fact, many do not. It is really backward and stupid to assume that a tragedy like this occurred because people re-located to another country. It is a global world and people choose to live and work where they please.

    By the way, there are loads of residential areas in Zambia where a lot of houses would collapse given the same conditions that obtained in Durban. Instead of proffering ideas of how to uplift the lives of many who are in poverty in Zambia, you pretend that everyone lives in plush settings and there are no issues.

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  7. Anyoko be real, although you are in the called diaspora South Africa ( palukungu lwa Zambia)you are a retard ,you think you are better than others.That is the problem when you think basic needs will make you a wealth person.Your friend made a choice to be where he is and you think success is measured by the cannoes and wrecks you have a piled up

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  8. The article is about a tragic loss of human life and instead of showing empathy , some insensitive and shallow waste of spaces are using the opportunity inappropriately !! Does the size of one’s house dictate how happy your home is ? Absolutely not !! I now see why so much of state money gets stolen in order for certain minorities to build themselves mansions .Africa will never prosper with such shallow minded people .
    Condolences to the family in grief.

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  9. Just disappointed by the ugly comments coming from some jealous zambians especially ANYOKO.Some of the people in diaspora have made money and have properties in Zambia and abroad.”Kano Ichipuba ichisha kwata amano”.They are not stupid as you think. Live them alone as they are not used ” UKULYA MWIBALA”.They are happy and living adescent life were they are.Even if people in diaspora had to come back home do you think that government would employ and pay them good salaries? The answer is no.Their children are Doctors,Engineers, Scientist and economists .The drive SUV’s and you want them to come and work without salaries.”Nakuba chilamikalipa sana bamo. Mwakula chulafye mpaka ne mfwa ” They have saved ££££ ,$$$ and KKK both in Zambia and abroad.When they come back to Zambia…

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  10. When they come back to Zambia they are not going to work in any bodys company .Mind you some zambians have dual citizenship and will decide where to stay when they retire.Thats why envy my brothers and sisters from west Africa as they encourage one another for anything positive. Zedians are jelous and would wish you dead over your hard earned wealth

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