Child's body washes up on Strand beach
Cape Town - The body of a 4-year-old boy who was reported missing over the weekend, washed up on Strand beach on Sunday, Cape Town's disaster management centre said.
Abukwe Themba was accompanied by his grandmother and uncle when he went missing at about 17:00 on Saturday, said spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes.
He was reported missing to the authorities at about 21:15.
"Following the incident, the officers of the city’s law enforcement and specialised services together with the police initiated a search mission for the child and found the body washed ashore at 03:30 this Sunday morning," he said.
Police have opened an inquest docket and an autopsy would be conducted to determine the cause of death.