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Semi-decomposed body found in a stream


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

NELSPRUIT - Community members in Kamaqhekeza, Tonga outside Komatipoort were left speechless after the gruesome discovery of a semi-decomposed body of a male on Friday 6 January 2023.

According to information, the unknown person was found floating in the stream that runs across the build-up area next to a bridge on the R571 road from Mananga Port of Entry and Komatipoort that separate Block C and Kamaqhekeza.

A caller notified police who upon arrival were met with a semi-decomposed body of a middle aged man.

Upon investigation it is suspected that the body has been on the stream for some time as the face has already lost recognition, but the entire body is still intact.

The cause of death is yet to be established pending the postmortem results.

Police urge community members who might have lost their loved one befitting the description to help police complete their investigation by identifying the body.

Community members are requested to visit Tonga SAPS for assistance or call Tonga police on 082 448 9482 alternatively police Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or send information via MySAPS App.

The Provincial Management hopes to locate the family of the deceased so that he can get a proper send-off.


Brigadier Selvy Mohlala
071 353 6955