Police investigate two counts of drowning in separate incidents

Mankweng: The police in Mankweng have opened an inquest case after a 39-year-old man drowned in Ga-Rapheri dam around Ga-Molepo village.

It is alleged on Friday, 2018-01-12 around 19:00, the deceased was fishing, using a self-made boat when it capsized. An eyewitness alerted the police and a search rescue team (SAR) was immediately established and commenced with the operation. The body was only recovered yesterday around 10:00 in the morning.

In a separate incident in Ritavi policing precinct, the body of a 48-year-old woman was found floating in the Khujwana dam around Khujwana village on 2018-01-13 at around 15:30.

The cause of deaths in both cases is still unknown but police investigations are still continuing.

We want it warn members of the community that as much this year’s seasonal rains are minimal, the current waters in our dams can still be life threatening if approached without the necessary precautions.

Source: South African Police Service