Body of missing KZN toddler found in Woodstock Dam
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DURBAN: Less than 24 hours after police appealed for help in the search for a missing Bergville toddler, his body was found.
Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said Asimdumise Phungwayo’s body was found in Woodstock Dam in Bergville.
The four-year-old was last seen at his home on the banks of the Woodstock Dam on October 3.
Gwala said an inquest docket had been opened.
In a separate incident, in June this year, the body of a six-year-old was girl was found in a cane field, after she was reported missing.
A 42-year-old was charged with her murder and kidnapping.
At the time, KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Lieutenant-General Khombinkosi Jula commended the police officers involved in the breakthrough.
"We treat all crimes against women and children very seriously and were extremely concerned when allegations of kidnapping surfaced.