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Thornhill man drowned in his waterlogged yard over the weekend

Sep 10, 2018
Thornhill man drowned in his waterlogged yard over the weekend

While the weekend rains brought relief to many local residents, police in Thornhill opened an inquest docket for investigation after a 30-year-old man fatally drowned in his waterlogged yard in Thornhill.

"On Sunday, at around 7am, police were summoned to a scene of a man that was found dead in his yard at 57 Squatter Camp in Thornhill," said police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

"At the scene, police found a lifeless body of Mongezi Njwayi (30) in a waterlogged area of his yard with no visible injuries."

He said that it is alleged that the previous evening, Njwayi left his uncle's house inebriated to return to his nearby shack where he lived alone.