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Police divers recover the body of a second drowning victim from Seshego Dam

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

POLOKWANE - The Police divers today managed to retrieve the body of a 12-year-old boy from the Seshego Dam following the incident that took place on Saturday, 13 August 2022 in which two boys aged 8 and 12 allegedly fell into the water and drowned. The body of the 8-year-old was retrieved on the same day.

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

The South African Police Service Search and Rescue members conducted the search from Saturday and had been hard at work until today at about 12h00 when they have managed to retrieve the body of the second drowning victim.

Parents and guardians are once more 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.

The Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has commended the Team for their dedication and tireless efforts in searching for the drowning victims and ultimately retrieving them.

The Police have opened two counts of inquest and investigations are continuing.


Lt Colonel Malesela Ledwaba
082 4517180



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