Boy's body found floating in dam

2015-05-10 14:03

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Cape Town - The body of a small child was found floating in a dam on the Nuutgewek farm in Kraaifontein on Saturday, Police have confirmed.

Spokesperson Colonel Tembinkosi  Kinana said an initial investigation at the scene revealed the clothes of the deceased child matches that reportedly worn by Bukho Mktyalwa, 4, who was last seen in a playground in Wallacedene on Wednesday afternoon.

The organisation The Pink Ladies at the time said Bukho was wearing a blue tracksuit top, red gumboots and white/red chequered pants.

"However, it cannot be confirmed at this stage if the deceased body is that of the reported missing boy," Kinana stressed.

"After a week long search for missing children in Hanover Park and Kraaifontein, the police were alerted to the body of an unidentified child found floating in Nuutgewek farm’s Dam on Botfontein road in Kraaifontein," the police said in the statement.

"At about 16.50, police were contacted by a member of the community who saw the body of a small child floating in the water.

"A further process of investigation will be conducted in order to determine if this body is in fact that of the reported 4-year-old boy in Wallacedene. At this stage the police do not want to speculate on the identity of the child, including the circumstances surrounding his death."

Kinana urged members of the public to allow the investigators to finalise their work without speculations, as this may jeopardise the processes as well as the outcome of the investigation. An inquest has been opened for investigation.

Meanwhile, the search still continues for 6-year -old Shasha-Lee November from Hanover Park, who disappeared last week Sunday from where she was playing around the corner from her home.

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