May 27, 2024

eThekwini Municipality employee presumed drowned in a river


eThekwini municipality employee who had been missing since Saturday night has been presumed to have drowned after his vehicle was discovered in a river at Ogunjini in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday.

According to Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA), a member of the community alerted them after he noticed a portion of the roof of the white Toyota etios floating in the river. It is reportedly to RUSA when members found a crowd gathered at the river bank.

“It was confirmed that the driver lived in the area and could not be located since Saturday night’s floods. The vehicle was registered under the eThekwini municipality Water Department. Two RUSA members entered the water and swam out the vehicle. A search was conducted however it was confirmed that the driver was not in the car,”

The SAPS Search and Rescue Unit is said to have also conducted a search of the river around the car without success.