Cape Town – The body of the second boy who drowned at the Seshego Dam in Limpopo over the weekend has been recovered by police divers.
Two boys aged nine and 12 drowned when their makeshift foam flotation devices capsized in the middle of the river on Saturday.
The body of Kotsema Ramaru, 9, was found by police divers on the same day while Kubu Mashilo, 12, was retrieved on Monday, following a two-day search.
“The South African Police Service Search and Rescue members conducted the search from Saturday and had been hard at work until today (Monday) at about 12h00 when they have managed to retrieve the body of the second drowning victim,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Malesela Ledwaba in a statement.
He said in the past, several drowning incidents had been reported in the areas and cautioned parents to ensure children were supervised when swimming.
Police have since opened two counts of inquest and investigations were continuing, said Ledwaba.
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe