Boy drowns in Hlelo river


On Monday the 1st of February at about 20:30 Sanele Nhlanhla drowned in the Hlelo river at Donkerhoek.

Sanele Nhlanhla, a 14-year-old boy, apparently tried to cross the river on his horse but unfortunately drowned in the process. The SAPS divers were informed and went to assist the family and the community in the search for him.

The operation started on Monday the 1st of February and ended on Thursday the 4th of February. He was still not found on Thursday but, the search had to be aborted because the river was overflowing at the time.

On Sunday the 7th of February at about 19:30, Mr Sandile Nkosi found the deceased body on the river bank. The Dirkiesdorp SAPS have opened an inquest docket.