The bodies of two women and one man found in a canal in Sarepta, Kuilsriver.
The bodies of two women and one man found in a canal in Sarepta, Kuilsriver.

Cele briefed on bodies found in city rivers

By Odwa Mkentane Time of article published Sep 16, 2021

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CAPE TOWN - Police Minister Bheki Cele has no plans to intervene regarding the bodies found in rivers in different areas in the city.

The latest incident involves the bodies of two women and one man found in a canal in Sarepta, Kuilsriver on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Covid-19 informal settlement residents near Mfuleni were left reeling in shock after two bodies were pulled out of a river while the police were searching for the bodies of four young men allegedly dumped there after being killed in a mob attack.

Days later, 15-year-old Asonele Wanga’s body was recovered. The other three remaining bodies, who were alleged victims of mob justice are Maphelo Mazamisa, 23, Sabelo Rasmeni, 21, and Yonela Mdladlama, 22.

Cele’s spokesperson Lirandzu Themba said while the ministers received a briefing from provincial commissioner Thembisile Patekile, there were no plans for Cele to intervene.

About the Sarepta incident, police spokesperson Novela Potelwa said the police have put into effect a 72-hour Activation Plan for the mobilisation of resources in search of the suspects and to determine the motive for the murders in Kuilsriver.

“Reports from the scene indicate that police were called out at around 6am after passers-by spotted the bodies of two women and a man with gunshot wounds in the water. Several spent cartridges were discovered in the vicinity. Police divers responded and retrieved the bodies from the water. At this point of the investigation, the identities of the deceased persons remain unknown,” she said.

Anyone with information about the incident can anonymously contact Crime Stop on 0860010111 or SMS Crime Line on 32211.

Cape Times

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