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COVID-19 mob justice: Search for young men dumped in river continues

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COVID-19 mob justice: Search for young men dumped in river continues

The police in Cape Town stated the quest for three of the four young men allegedly killed in a mob justice assault and dumped in a river near the COVID-19 informal settlement would continue on Wednesday, 22 September.

POLICE CONTINUE SEARCH FOR MISSING YOUTHS

South African Police Provider (SAPS) spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa stated the four youngsters were allegedly assaulted and dumped in the river in Driftsands 18 days in the past. Since then, handiest the physique of 15-300 and sixty five days-outmoded Asonele Wanga has been retrieved from the water.

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The police stated the quest used to be intensified on Tuesday, 21 September, because the quest social gathering used to be bolstered. Eleven police divers entered the water while the SAPS rescue canine from the Southern Cape scoured the riverbanks in the COVID Metropolis part.

“Metro Emergency Companies utilising a drone lined Part 2 along Weak Faure Avenue in direction of the N2,” stated Potelwa. Contributors of the COVID-19 community additionally joined the quest.

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On the first day of the quest, Saturday, 4 September, the police chanced on the physique of an unidentified man that used to be now no longer linked to the missing youths. The divers’ search has been hampered by unfavourable stipulations from the obtain-gallop, which prompted the river’s water ranges to upward push.

On the day of the alleged assault, the families of two of the missing youths reported their disappearance to the Mfuleni Police Situation.

The hunt continues on Wednesday.

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COVID-19 mob justice: Search for young men dumped in river continues