The twin toddlers drowned in a family swimming pool in Kloof Falls, on the KZN upper west highway, Durban, during the weekend.
Relating the incidence, the twins’ grandfather Ivan Ikes said the parents of the boys had gone to sympathize to another family member, leaving the boys with the nanny.
“The boys got up and went outside and somehow, after fiddling, got the gate to the pool fence opened. The one kid fell in and the other, after what seemed like beckoning to his brother to come out, jumped in to save him. They hung onto the Kreepy Krawly for as long as they could until eventually succumbing to their fate,” said Ikes.
CCTV cameras caught the drowning.
“My people, if you have young kids at home, forget the mad Christmas spending and invest in cameras. They don’t lie,” added Ikes.
Ikes took to social media to post pictures of the boys, with a caption that reads, “They came into our lives together. They left our lives together.”
A spokesperson from Rescue Care said that Rescue Care Paramedics arrived on the scene to find the twins had somehow fallen into the family pool. Paramedics assessed the two and attempted to resuscitate them. However, their attempts were not successful, and both boys were declared deceased on the scene.
He added they are carrying out investigations on the case.