Tebogo Msimanga |
The Police in Limpopo are warning the public to stop crossing the flooded rivers, streams and dams. This warning comes after several people aged between eight (08) and seventy-three (73), lost their lives recently.
Five people drowned, including a 14-year-old boy who drowned at Ga-Mochemi village in the Senwabarwana Policing area outside Polokwane on the 12 February 2021.
Limpopo Police spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe said the search operations are still underway.
“The Police are worried about these incidents because, since the beginning of this rainy period (January), there is an escalating trend throughout the Province. We are therefore appealing to the public to avoid swimming in or crossing the flooded rivers, streams and dams.” Said Ngoepe.
Parents are also urged to take care of their children, especially that schools will be reopening and many rivers and streams are still full.
Limpopo Police Commissioner Nneke Ledwaba has called upon all community structures including the Tribal Authorities and members of the community in general, to work with the Police to prevent these type of incidents.