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Missing East London boy found dead, inquest opened

Sep 7, 2018
Missing East London boy found dead, inquest opened

An inquest docket has been opened for investigation at Buffalo Flats police station, in East London, following the tragic death of an 11-year-old boy .

"It is alledged that the boy went to play with his friends on Wednesday and did not return home," said spokesperson, W/O Hazel Mqala.

"Family and friends looked for him in vain."

She said that on Thursday, during a search, by the SAPS and members of the community, his lifeless body was found.

"It is believed that he electrocuted through an illegal electrical connection, however a post-mortem will be conducted to establish the cause of his death."