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Port Alfred police release names of New Year's Day drowning victims

Jan 2, 2017
Port Alfred police release names of New Year's Day drowning victims

Police in Port Alfred have released the names of the three people, who drowned in three unrelated incidents on Port Alfred beaches on New Year's Day.

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According to police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender, the deceased in the drownings of yesterday have been identified as follows: 

  • Incident at West Beach - Mziyanda Nyamezela - aged 29 years old and was from Lloyd Location, in Alice;
  • Incident at Kasouga - Sthembiso Kondile (aged 65) - was from Morherwell NU6, in Port Elizabeth; and 
  • Incident at East Beach - Masixole Gadavana (aged 30, was from Kovi SiteB, in Cape Town. 

"The Cluster Commander of Port Alfred extends his sincere condolences to the bereaved families," she said.

Police have opened inquest dockets on the deaths.