CAPE TOWN – Police have discovered another body in a canal next to the COVID-19 informal settlement in Driftsands, near Cape Town.
It is the fifth body found in that area in two weeks.
Police divers began searching the canal at the weekend after four young men were reported missing.
A family member of one of the deceased said: “Ever since he went missing, every two weeks there have been bodies. At first, there were two [bodies] found.
“It was one of his friends – that was last week, Saturday. Again on Monday, there was another body and again today [Thursday], there is another body.
“We are hoping, as a family, that we will be able to find his body and bury him so that we can get closure and let this pass.”