South Africans were devastated to find out that 3 brave firefighters lost their lives during their battle against the blaze in the Health Department building in Joburg. One of the firefighters told his fiancé that he was going to die.
The men who gave their lives to put an end to the fire were Mduduzi Ndlovu (40), Khathutshelo Muedi (37), and Simphiwe Moropane (28).
Mduduzi's fiancé, Thanda, opened up about her loss and admitted she doesn't know what she'll do without him.
News24 reports that the heartbroken woman is finding it difficult to come to terms with Mduduzi's death.
The 36-year-old says she is oblivious to what happens around her and her mind isn't functioning.
Thanda and Mduduzi have 2 little girls together, 11-year-old Sthandwa and 10-month-old Anele. The couple was together for 12 years before he lost his life so tragically.
The mourning woman says Mduduzi knew he was going to die. He told Thanda that either his job or his car was going to kill him.
On Saturday he told me that he was going to die. He said his work will kill him if not his car. I told him to stop saying that.
The couple lived apart, Mduduzi lived in Johannesburg and Thanda in Pietermaritzburg.
They were planning on getting married in December 2019 and had their engagement ceremony (Umembeso) in April of this year.
Now that will never happen.
I really don’t know what I will do without him. How I will raise these two kids without him because he was doing everything for them. He had plans for them.
It is believed that Mduduzi and Kathutshelo Muedi died from lack of oxygen after they were trapped in the burning building.
The other firefighter fell to his death, according to an earlier report by Briefly.co.za.
Here's a video about the tragic deaths of the firefighters:
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