Asimdumise Phungwayo’s body was found in Woodstock Dam. Picture: SAPS
Asimdumise Phungwayo’s body was found in Woodstock Dam. Picture: SAPS

Body of missing KZN toddler found in Woodstock Dam

By Jolene Marriah-Maharaj Time of article published Oct 7, 2021

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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.

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