Everlate Chauke laid to rest

Everlate Chauke laid to rest

Family members of the three-year-old Everlate Chauke, who drowned during November's flash floods on the banks of the Jukskei river, is burying her this morning. 

Everlate Chauke funeral
Maryke Vermaak

Chauke was swept from her father's arms in Alexandra, when the Jukskei flooded as a result of heavy down poors.

The search for the little girl's body lasted two weeks, before she was found in Buccleuch.

Members of the community, friends as well as family gathered at the Gift of the Giver's house in Alexandra, where a tent has been erected to allow them to say their final farewell.



The family lost most of their belongings in the floods.  

Show's Stories