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Search for missing young men continues

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Western Cape


CAPE TOWN - The search for three young men from the COVID-19 informal settlement in Driftsands who were reportedly assaulted and their bodies dumped into a river in the area during a mob justice attack intensified on Tuesday with the search party bolstered.

Eleven police divers searched in the water while the SAPS rescue dog from the Southern Cape scoured the river banks in the COVID City section. Metro Emergency Services utilising a drone covered Section 2 along Old Faure Road towards the N2. Community volunteers also joined the search.

The search will resume on Wednesday morning with plans to remove debris in the water that is impeding search efforts.

It has been 17 days since the four young men were reported missing to police by their relatives. Only the body of 15-year-old Asonele Wanga was retrieved from the water.



Brigadier Novela Potelwa
082 559 4676



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