Hout Bay police are investigating the identity, gender and cause of death following the discovery of a body of a child in a rocky and sandy area of Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay on Tuesday afternoon
[December 22] by a member of the community.
“Due to the state of decomposition of the body, the age, gender and identity could not be immediately determined. An autopsy is expected to be conducted soon to determine the cause of death. Meanwhile DNA testing will also be done to ascertain if the body is that of Anothando Mhlobo from the area who went missing in August 2020,” said Western Cape police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa.
The Hout Bay community rallied together to search for the missing three-year-old Anothando Mhlobo, who was last seen on Monday, August 10. On Friday, August 14 search efforts proved unsuccessful.
The community still continued the search until eventually, all organised search efforts were called off. Despite this, individuals were encouraged to still continue looking for him.