Wednesday, 10 February 2021

The body of a 31-year-old man was found by a fisherman floating in the Riet River yesterday (09 February) afternoon at about 17:00. He had been reported missing earlier on the same day. The clothes the deceased was wearing matches the description provided to the police.

It is alleged that on 31 January 2021, the deceased and two colleagues went to the Riet River with the aim of crossing to the other side of Jacobsdal. The two colleagues, upon realising that the current was too heavy following recent rains, abandoned their mission and returned back to the small holding where they all reside.

The deceased was never to be seen again. The family of deceased became suspicious when they could not reach him on the phone.

Residents are warned to be vigilant around ditches, dams and rivers especially after heavy rains.