Drowned boy found in Eastern Cape

2012-12-14 22:25
Johannesburg - The body of an 8-year-old boy was found on Friday after he was swept away in a water canal on a farm in the Eastern Cape, police said.

Aphelele Majoka's body was found floating about 9.5km away from where he had disappeared, said police spokesperon Gerda Swart.

"The boy and his two friends were on their way home from Kirkwood town and walking next to a canal on Tuesday afternoon," said Swart.

Majoka fell into the water and was swept away at the Sun Ad farm. His friends went to call for help.

Police divers were notified and made several attempts to locate him from Tuesday without any success.

His body was finally located by the K9 unit on Friday morning.

 

Read more on:    port elizabeth  |  drownings

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

The moon moves into your sign today emphasising your busy mind. It may be hard to sit still as you have a restless and slightly...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.