By: Angie Nkuna
MALAMULELE- The Police in Malamulele near Giyani are investigating two counts of Inquest, which occurred yesterday after a car was swept away by heavy floods.
It is alleged that yesterday at Roadhuis village, the two deceased between the age of 46 and 64 from Nwadzekudzeku village outside Giyani were travelling with a bakkie and while crossing a stream full of water along Roadhuis gravel road, their vehicle was swept away.
“The Police were summoned, reacted immediately and the search operation by the Police Search and Rescue Unit ensued until a female passenger’s body was retrieved but the driver’s body and the car went deeper.
“The search operation for the driver and the car continued until this morning (Monday) when they were successfully retrieved from the water. The Police investigations are continuing.
“The South African Police Service once more appeals to members of the community to be extra-cautious when crossing and swimming in dams, streams and rivers because of the heavy rainfall which is still being experienced in most parts of the province to prevent and avoid this type of incidents from occurring.” Said LT. Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe