Decomposed body found in a sewage pipe, Malamulele

South African Police Service

Decomposed body found in a sewage pipe, Malamulele
Decomposed body found in a sewage pipe, Malamulele

The South African Police Service in Malamulele under Vhembe District are calling upon the members of the Community to come forward and identify an unknown body that was found floating inside a sewage pipe at Photani Secondary School in Mulamula village on Friday 28 July 2023 at about 14:00.

According to reports Police received a complaint about a corpse that was seen inside an open sewage pipe and rushed to the premises.

Upon their arrival at the scene, they found an unknown body floating inside the sewage pipe.

The members of the Search and Rescue Diving Unit were immediately summoned at the scene.

They managed to retrieve a body which was wearing a blue jean with Traditional bangles.

The gender or sexuality of the body could not be determined at the scene. This is due to the stage of decomposition during the discovery.

The corpse is currently stored in the Giyani Government mortuary and postmortem to determine the cause of death will be conducted in due course.

Police are calling upon anyone who have lost a loved one or relative to contact the Investigating Officer Warrant Officer Mzamani Shivhambu on 082 3199 724 or Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or nearest police station or MySAPSApp.

Police investigations are continuing.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service