Decomposed physique of kid found in Cape City, police seeks assist after physique of man discovered hanging from tree

  • The badly decomposed physique of a kid was present in Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay.
  • DNA testing will decide whether or not it’s the physique of lacking youngster, Anothando Mhlobo.
  • Western Cape police are additionally attempting to determine two different our bodies found within the province.

Police try to ascertain the id, gender and reason behind loss of life of a kid, whose physique was found in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, on Tuesday.

“As a result of state of decomposition of the physique, the age, gender and id couldn’t be instantly decided. An post-mortem is anticipated to be carried out quickly to find out the reason for loss of life,” police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa mentioned.


Potelwa mentioned DNA testing can even be carried out to establish if the physique is that of Anothando Mhlobo, who went lacking from the realm in August.

The decomposed physique was found in a rocky and sandy space of Imizamo Yethu, Potelwa mentioned.

In a separate incident, Muizenberg police are looking for the help of the general public to determine a deceased man, who was discovered hanging from a tree.


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Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk mentioned that, on Sunday, 13 December, at round 19:50, an unknown man was discovered hanging from a department of a tree in Zandvlei Resort, close to Muizenberg. 

“He was carrying a navy blue jacket, darkish pants, blue socks and white sneakers.”


He mentioned that, in one other incident on Wednesday, 9 September, the lifeless physique of an unknown man was discovered between Steenberg and Lakeside railway stations. 

“He was carrying brown pants, purple and blue T-shirt and Nike slip-ons.”

Anybody with info relating to the identities of the deceased males are requested to contact the investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Millicent Teichardt, on 021 787 9000/082 411 2455 or Crime Cease on 08600 10111.