Number of drowned children rise to three
By Ofentse Mokae
22 February 2010
Police in the Southern Cape have reported that the number of children drowned over the weekend has risen to three.
The children who drowned at the Dias beach in Mossel Bay yesterday were initially reported as Nkululeka Xaka aged 11, and nine-year-old Siphamandla Vukubi.
This morning their friend 11-year-old Bulelani Nkasayi was found at the beach.
The children drowned when a group of children from the Kwanonqaba township were swimming.
Another two boys were rushed to hospital.
Meanwhile in nearby Sedgefield, police are offering a considerable reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects who attacked an 80-year-old woman in her bed in the Southern Cape town early this morning.
Margareth Ross is in a serious condition in hospital after being stabbed several times.
The suspects got away with jewellery and her cellphone.