Tshwane: Body of a man recovered in a stream near Mabopane Highway

City of Tshwane Emergency Services water rescue technicians recovered a body of a deceased male from a stream near the R80/Mabopane Highway near the Hebron offramp on 04 March 2022.

The body was discovered by the Tshwane Metro Police on Friday morning.


Tshwane Emergency Services spokesperson, Charles Mabaso said the Tshwane Metro Police required assistance with what looked like a body of a deceased person in a stream near the Mabopane Highway.

Upon arrival, the team of water rescue technicians, launched a rubber duck boat into the stream of water and recovered a deceased body of a male estimated to be 45 years of age.

“The deceased person had bruises on his face and looked as if had been in the water for more than a day.

The body was handed over to the South African Police Services who opened an inquest docket on the gruesome discovery.”

Tshwane Emergency Services spokesperson

Recently, Tshwane search teams found a body of a woman near the Olifantspruit near Irene.

It is believed that the woman was one of the two passengers on an e-hailing vehicle that was reportedly washed away during the recent floods that caused ravage in several parts of Tshwane. The search was called off during that particular weekend due to safety concerns and began on Monday the following week.

The search also saw the recovery of a man from a bakkie that was washed away in Centurion.

The body of another man, who allegedly drowned in his shack at Soul City informal settlement in Mamelodi, was also recovered by the SAPS and Pathology Services. Various informal settlements in Mamelodi were destroyed by the floods and the victims had to be relocated in municipal halls and shelters.

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