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Qongqota herdsman finds decomposed body floating in Buffalo River

Jan 6, 2019
Qongqota herdsman finds decomposed body floating in Buffalo River

Police in King Williams Town have appealed for help from the public after a local herdsman stumbled across a decomposed body found floating at a local river.

"At approximately18:00 on Friday night, a local man was looking for his cattle at Qongqota location, near the Buffalo River, when he saw a decomposed body floating," said police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender.

"The police were called and managed to retrieve the decomposed body."

Docket opened for investigation after decomposed body found

She said that an inquest docket has been opened for investigation.

"At this stage the deceased in unknown as no reports of a missing person has been received," Capt Govender said. 

"Members of the community, who may be able to assist in identifying the victim may contact the investigating officer D/Constable Mambu on 082 390 0690."

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