SAD NEWS: Body of missing woman found floating in river

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A BODY, believed to be that of a woman reported missing along with her uncle, was discovered on Monday, 17 October.

The body was found in a river near the Golden Highway, south of Joburg.

Police spokeswoman Sergeant Roxanne Gibb said the Eldorado cops and the police divers removed the body from the Klip River.

It had washed up on rocks underneath the Golden Highway Bridge.

“While conducting a search, the vehicle of the missing woman was found abandoned along the bridge,” she said.

“The search started at her last known location.

“The victim was reportedly performing prayer rituals at the river last Thursday.”

Gibb said divers were continuing the search for the man who went missing with her.

Last Thursday, Monica Solwandle reported her partner Thulani Mayixhale (38) and his niece, Asisipho, missing.

It has not been confirmed if the body is Asisipho’s as the family has not yet identified it.

The car they were travelling in as well as the family dog, were found near the river with some of their clothing.

Their dog Virgo, who was with them when they went missing, was guarding the car.

Monica told the SunTeam that during their search in the area, they noticed a lot of izangoma performing rituals along the river.

Monica said she approached a sangoma and asked if the two were in the water.

“He went to the river, threw a silver coin in and said he did not see them in the river,” she said.

“On Saturday, the sangoma said something horrible happened to them but it is being made to look like they are in the river,” she said.

— Daily Sun

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