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Body of woman found in ditch in Snake Park

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A child discovered the body of a woman in a ditch in Snake Park on Tuesday.

Community members gathered at a ditch in Snake Park where the body of a woman was discovered. Picture: Casper Rammutle

THE BODY of a woman was retrieved from a ditch in Snake Park on Tuesday, at around 10am.

Ward councillor Casper Rammutle said a child discovered the body of a lifeless woman as he was about to cross the sloot between Tswelelang and Snake Park.

“He ran back to his mother and when she checked, she was left traumatised and had to be stabilised by emergency personnel,” said Rammutle.

He added that he had been calling for the municipality to build bridges for people to cross the ditch.

“The sloot overflows when it rains,” said Rammutle. “The community has complained about a tavern nearby that operates until 6am. They suspect that the deceased was leaving the tavern when she might have fallen into the water.”

Other Snake Park residents speculated that the woman might have been murdered.

SAPS spokesperson Colonel Cherelle Ehlers said the Kagisho police responded to a complaint on April 16 regarding the discovery of the naked body of an unknown woman in a water ditch in Phutunang.

“The police are investigating an inquest. The cause of death is unknown at this stage,” said Ehlers.

“Anyone who has information that could assist the police is urged to contact Colonel Michelle Ford at 082 495 4957 or 08600 10111 or use the MySAPS app.”

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