A PLAY­GROUND NO MORE

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LOS­ING HOPE Dis­carded toys lie near the aban­doned mine shaft in Jerusalem out­side Boks­burg on Gaut­eng’s East Rand. Mishack Mohlala and Nombeko Thole, the crest­fallen par­ents of five-year-old Richard Thole, who fell down the dis­used mine last Satur­day while play­ing in the area, were sent home on Fri­day, af­ter the search for their son was post­poned. It will re­sume on Mon­day, mark­ing 10 days since he dis­ap­peared. So­phie Mohlala, the child’s grand­mother, said: ‘We will ac­cept even if he is dead, but the wait­ing while the search con­tin­ues is killing us in­side.’

PHOTO: TEBOGO LETSIE

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