Cape Town – An 11-year-old boy has died following an accident that happened while he was playing with friends at his Yzerfontein home on Sunday.
The boy’s mother, Eldré Strydom shared the events leading up to her son Luka’s death on her Facebook page.
“My heart is in a thousand pieces. My only dearest, most beautiful angel child is (with) dear Jesus.
“He had a silly fall on Sunday against a pile of barbecue wood when he and maatjie played,” she said.
She said the boy was immediately taken to hospital for stitches but things went wrong in the theatre.
“The cut was too deep and they wanted to be safe and decided to clean it up under anaesthesia. Everything went horribly wrong in the theatre and there was an incident.
“He was immediately transferred to the Red Cross Hospital but his lungs, brain and heart hurt too much. His heart stopped for the last time on Monday, 10 April at 12.04,” said the grieving mom.
She thanked everyone who had shown her family support during this trying time
“Thank you for every hug, every visit, every message, every gesture of love and care. For my earthly angels who fold us and don’t leave us alone for a second. The tag team. You all have no idea how incredibly much we cherish you right now. This is what keeps us standing,” she said.
She also shared tributes to her son from supporters, including his school Darling College and soccer team on her page.
Many conveyed their condolences in the comments sections.
A memorial service will take place at 11:00 on Thursday at Buffelsfontein Game and Nature Reserve.
Picture: Facebook/ Darling College
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe