Three herdsmen die after heavy snowfall in South Africa

50 cm (20 inch) -deep snow blanketed the mountains.

Three herdsmen died after heavy snowfall in the Tabase area in Joe Gqabi district last week.

The good news is that the 45 other shepherds reported missing in the snow-covered mountains near Mount Fletcher are safe.

The herdsmen were trapped in high-lying areas above the villages of Vuvu, Satube and Lundini, where 50cm- (20 inch-) deep snow blanketed the mountains.

The huge, collaborative search-and-rescue operation that had been launched was called off yesterday.

At the luxury Tenahead Mountain Lodge at Rhodes, eight guests who had intended to stay just for the weekend ended up being snowed in for seven days, finally made it off the Naude’s Nek Mountain on Sunday.

Guests in four vehicles were eventually towed out said they would never “forget their experience”.

Another fast-moving strong cold front will drop more snow on the mountains tomorrow evening, said forecaster Garth Sampson.

http://www.dispatchlive.co.za/missing-shepherds-safe-sound-snow/

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3 thoughts on “Three herdsmen die after heavy snowfall in South Africa

  1. Snow is common in the Drakensberg mountains.

    As for the killing it was the racist white blanket that smothered them!

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