The Delft community has been saddened by the tragic death of a one-year-old girl who drowned in the area.

According to South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, the little girl drowned in a waterlogged field on Wednesday, August 19 and the circumstances surrounding her death are currently being investigated.

“RIP little angel,” one social media user wrote on Radio 786’s Facebook page.

“Very sad,” another commented.

Separately, the Hout Bay community is still searching for three-year-old Anothando Mhlobo, who has been missing since August 10.

On Friday, August 14 the community rallied together to search for the boy as it was believed the suspect was spotted carrying his body around the vicinity. Since then, community-based search efforts have been called off. Individuals are encouraged to continue the search if they so wish to.

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Mhlobo vanished after he was last seen playing with a group of friends at 1pm in Mandela Park, Hout Bay. He was last seen in a navy and white top, red and white track pants and red boots.

Anyone with information is asked to contact SAPS Muizenberg’s FCS Unit Investigating Officer Sergeant Smith on 082 522 1075, or the Pink Ladies Organisation on 072 214 7439/083 378 4882/08600 10111.

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.