Employee plunges to death at Oribi Gorge

2014-03-01 00:00

A 30-YEAR-OLD man plunged to his death at Oribi Gorge yesterday while shocked onlookers watched from the nearby view site.

Thokozani “Rasta” Mncube, an employee of the Oribi Gorge Wild Swing, was with colleagues when the incident happened.

His employer, Paul Jefferys, said they were still trying to figure out the circumstances that led to the tragedy.

“Our team members were out there with him but it is not clear what happened,” he said.

“Some people who were at the view site saw him fall.

“He had been with us for about a year.”

Jefferys said police had cordoned off the area and were looking for Mncube’s body.

Police spokesperson Captain Gerald Mfeka said Port Shepstone search-and-rescue and emergency services members were trying to recover Mncube’s body.

“We received a call just before midday and our search-and-rescue units rushed to the scene.”

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