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SAPS Bethelsdorp seek next of kin


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

GQEBERHA – SAPS Bethelsdorp detectives are seeking the communities’ assistance in tracing the next of kin, after a body of an unknown man was found at Van Der Kempskloof, Bethelsdorp on Saturday, 7 January 2023.

It is alleged that at approximately 13:50, members of the community were at Van Der Kemps Kloof, when they noticed the body of a man in the water and alerted the SAPS. The body was recovered by the SAPS diving unit. At this stage the cause of death is unknown and the alleged drowning will only be confirmed after a post mortem.  The man is approximately in his thirties and was dressed in a black jersey. No signs of visible injuries, however he had a head wound, but it is clear he was treated in a hospital.

An Inquest was opened and is under investigation. Anyone who can assist in tracing the family of the person or may be able to identify the deceased or can furnish any information relating to his death, is asked to contact D/WO Attie Knoetze at SAPS Bethelsdorp on 084 660 8003 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or the nearest police station or send information via MySAPS App. All information received will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.


Capt Sandra Janse Van Rensburg
082 779 7173