Hlokomelo Mabogale |
It is alleged that the deceased, a foreign national, together with other employees were busy repairing irrigation pipeline inside a dam when their boat unexpectedly started to sink.
The provincial police Lieutenant Colonel Mamphaswa Seabi said his colleagues allegedly managed to swim safely to the shore and called for assistance. Unfortunately, he was not able to rescue himself and subsequently drowned.
Police divers were called to the scene and retrieved his lifeless body from the dam.
The police in Tshamutumbu, Limpopo opened an inquest case.