Police have ramped up their efforts to find three missing youths in Cape Town, believed to have been murdered in a vigilante attack. Their bodies were reportedly dumped in a river at the informal settlement in Mfuleni.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa says it has been 17 days since the four young men were reported missing to police by their relatives and only the body of 15-year-old Asonele Wanga was retrieved from the water.
Additional resources have now been allocated towards the search for the young men. According to a police statement “Eleven police divers searched in the water while the SAPS rescue dog from the Southern Cape scoured the river banks in the COVID City section.
“Metro Emergency Services utilising a drone covered Section 2 along Old Faure Road towards the N2. Community volunteers also joined the search.”
“The search will resume on Wednesday morning with plans to remove debris in the water that is impeding search efforts,” Potelwa said.