The search for the four missing young men is still ongoing at the river that runs through an informal settlement in Driftsands after police divers had no luck on Monday, September 6.
Police divers have been searching the area since Sunday after it was reported that the bodies of the four men aged between 19 and 23 were thrown into the river after they were involved in an alleged mob justice attack.
However, on Saturday evening, the police’s search party retrieved an unidentified body while a second body was recovered on Sunday afternoon. The three families who opened missing person cases with Mfuleni police over the weekend confirmed that the bodies recovered on Saturday and Sunday were not their relatives. Police divers are currently searching a seven-kilometre area along the river, AA reports.
Mfuleni police probe identities of two unknown bodies as search for four missing young men continues https://t.co/a3rwvMf8Jl#ArriveAlive #BodiesFound #Drowning #SAR @SAPoliceService pic.twitter.com/gVDZXwtld8
— Arrive Alive (@_ArriveAlive) September 7, 2021
Meanwhile, in an unrelated incident, at least five people have died in a crash between two vehicles outside Villiersdorp in Western Cape on Tuesday, September 7. According to the SABC, Provincial traffic authorities indicated that a sports utility vehicle (SUV) and a farmworker’s bus collided outside the town near the Theewaterskloof Dam. The cause of the crash is currently being investigated.
#fatalcrash #MajorCrash Five killed on R321 route between Grabouw and Villiersdorp, Western Cape. Two vehicles involved. Multiple injuries reported. All services on scene. Road closed both directions… @BOSBEER2006 @WCLiveTraffic @netstartraffic @SALTruckers @MARIUSBROODRYK pic.twitter.com/vD5gnF70IT
— BOSBEER.COM (@BOSBEER2006) September 7, 2021