Three drown at beach Rub­bish dump trial


Thee peo­ple drowned on New Year’s Day, in Port Al­fred and in Ka­souga.

The body Masixole Ga­da­vana, 30, of Cape Town, was found washed ashore on East Beach, Port Al­fred, around 6pm on Sun­day 1 Jan­uary 2017, South African Po­lice spokesper­son Cap­tain Mali Goven­der said.

Emer­gency ser­vices re­sponded but could not save him, Goven­der said. He had been in the com­pany of friends, she said.

“An in­quest docket has been opened for in­ves­ti­ga­tion,” Goven­der said.

Ear­lier on New Year's Day at West Beach, Mziyanda Nyamezela, 29, from Lloyd Lo­ca­tion in Alice, died on the scene and another per­son was taken to a lo­cal hos­pi­tal, ac­cord­ing to Goven­der.

Un­suc­cess­ful at­tempts were made to re­sus­ci­tate Sthem­biso Kondile, 65, of Mother­well NU6, around1.30pm on 1 Jan­uary at Ka­souga. The case of three Gra­ham­stown teenagers ar­rested in con­nec­tion with a Joza mur­der case has been post­poned to Wed­nes­day 11 Jan­uary.

The teenagers, one 16-year-old and two 18-year-old males, ap­peared in the Gra­ham­stown mag­is­trate’s court on Wed­nes­day 28 De­cem­ber and will ap­pear for a bail ap­pli­ca­tion next week.

They were ar­rested af­ter a body of a teenage girl was found in a dump­ing area near TEM Mr­wetyana School in Joza in early De­cem­ber.

Po­lice re­ports at the time said pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tions sug­gested that the vic­tim had sus­tained se­ri­ous head in­juries and sev­eral stab wounds on her up­per body.

The teenagers al­legedly killed the girl and at night time went on to dump the body at the rub­bish site.

A woman who went to dump rub­bish in the morn­ing dis­cov­ered the body and re­ported it to the po­lice.

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