Free State - A human skeleton was found by a fisherman among bushes at Klippan Dam near Welkom in the Free State, police said on Friday.
Sergeant Puleng Motsoeneng said the man made the discovery while fishing at the dam on Thursday afternoon.
She said that when police arrived they found the skeleton of a middle aged man, suspected to be that of an illegal miner.
Clothes and gumboots, as well as a bag, were found next to the remains.
No identification was found.
Motsoeneng urged the community to come forward with any information that could assist them in tracing the relatives of the man. - Sapa