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Community is warned to take care of children as two boys allegedly drown in Seshego dam

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Limpopo

POLOKWANE: The Provincial Commissioner in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has strongly urged the parents and guardians to take care of their children following an incident of drowning which happened in Seshego Dam near Zone 4 on Saturday 2022-08-13 at about 10:00.

Two young, Kotsema Ramaru aged 9 and his friend 12-year-old Kubu Mashilo, both from Seshego Zone 5 were apparently swimming with their friends when this unfortunate incident occurred.

The information at our disposal is that the boys were swimming and crossing the dam using white foam props as flotation devices; an occurrence which is said to be a usual practice in the area. The unfortunate situation happened when their “boat” capsized in the middle of the dam and both boys drowned.

The South African Police Service Search and Rescue members were called to the scene and the divers managed to retrieve the body of one of the boys yesterday.


The Teams will resume with the search for the remaining body this morning, Sunday 14 August 2022.

Parents are cautioned to ensure that their children do not engage in swimming activities unsupervised and must be wary of this dam as several drowning incidents were reported in the area in the past.





Lt Colonel Malesela Ledwaba

082 8766 429







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