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Bodies of two missing children found at Maupa village, Bolobedu

The Police in Bolobedu outside Tzaneen are investigating an inquest case following the gruesome discovery of two lifeless bodies of minor boys at Maupa village last night, Monday, 09 November 2020.


It is alleged that the deceased went missing while attending a local church at the village  in the morning.

According to one of the deceased’s mother, the victims, both aged 03 left home to the church and it was only realized in the evening that the children were missing.

Limpopo police said, they started searching for the duo with family members around the village but they were not found.

“The case of missing children was reported at the Bellview satellite police station and a joint search operation was launched by the Saps K9 Unit, the local police with the support from the local community.

” Subsequently, late at night on the same day, the boys were finally found inside the back seat of the wrecked vehicle at one of the residence of the deceased.


“Members of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were summoned and both the deceased were certified dead on the scene.

“The Preliminary Police investigations indicated that the boys were playing inside the vehicle when they were accidentally locked and unable to free themselves.

“Unfortunately, there was no immediate assistance to free them and they suddenly suffocated to death due to the heat wave that was experienced during the day.

“The Post mortem examination will still be conducted to determine the exact cause of death”, added Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe.

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