30°C / 11°C
  • Tue
  • 30°C
  • 11°C
  • Wed
  • 25°C
  • 12°C
  • Thu
  • 19°C
  • 5°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 1°C
  • Sat
  • 25°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 25°C
  • 7°C
  • Tue
  • 17°C
  • 13°C
  • Wed
  • 14°C
  • 10°C
  • Thu
  • 16°C
  • 11°C
  • Fri
  • 17°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 18°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 20°C
  • 11°C
  • Tue
  • 26°C
  • 18°C
  • Wed
  • 24°C
  • 18°C
  • Thu
  • 19°C
  • 13°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 13°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 17°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 16°C
  • Tue
  • 24°C
  • 13°C
  • Wed
  • 15°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 17°C
  • 8°C
  • Fri
  • 16°C
  • 9°C
  • Sat
  • 16°C
  • 9°C
  • Sun
  • 17°C
  • 9°C
  • Tue
  • 26°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 25°C
  • 12°C
  • Thu
  • 24°C
  • 9°C
  • Fri
  • 24°C
  • 6°C
  • Sat
  • 25°C
  • 9°C
  • Sun
  • 27°C
  • 10°C
  • Tue
  • 25°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 31°C
  • 11°C
  • Thu
  • 28°C
  • 13°C
  • Fri
  • 19°C
  • 13°C
  • Sat
  • 25°C
  • 13°C
  • Sun
  • 17°C
  • 13°C
  • Tue
  • 16°C
  • 11°C
  • Wed
  • 13°C
  • 6°C
  • Thu
  • 15°C
  • 5°C
  • Fri
  • 17°C
  • 7°C
  • Sat
  • 19°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 6°C
  • Tue
  • 21°C
  • 13°C
  • Wed
  • 17°C
  • 11°C
  • Thu
  • 17°C
  • 11°C
  • Fri
  • 17°C
  • 12°C
  • Sat
  • 16°C
  • 11°C
  • Sun
  • 16°C
  • 11°C
  • Tue
  • 28°C
  • 13°C
  • Wed
  • 30°C
  • 13°C
  • Thu
  • 28°C
  • 13°C
  • Fri
  • 27°C
  • 10°C
  • Sat
  • 27°C
  • 11°C
  • Sun
  • 29°C
  • 13°C
  • Tue
  • 30°C
  • 15°C
  • Wed
  • 28°C
  • 15°C
  • Thu
  • 28°C
  • 14°C
  • Fri
  • 28°C
  • 10°C
  • Sat
  • 29°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 30°C
  • 12°C
  • Tue
  • 17°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 13°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 15°C
  • 8°C
  • Fri
  • 15°C
  • 10°C
  • Sat
  • 16°C
  • 10°C
  • Sun
  • 19°C
  • 10°C
  • Tue
  • 29°C
  • 13°C
  • Wed
  • 27°C
  • 14°C
  • Thu
  • 24°C
  • 7°C
  • Fri
  • 25°C
  • 4°C
  • Sat
  • 26°C
  • 8°C
  • Sun
  • 28°C
  • 11°C

Police open inquest into Kakamas freezer deaths

The children’s grandmother found their bodies after they had been trapped in a freezer.

Police tape closes off a crime scene. Picture: EWN.
Northern Cape,child deaths
Local

CAPE TOWN - Northern Cape Police say no action will be taken as yet against the parents of five young children who died in a freezer in Kakamas.

The cousins, aged between three and seven, where playing in an old freezer in their yard yesterday when its lid slammed shut.

Preliminary investigations suggest they suffocated to death and their grandmother made the gruesome discovery yesterday.

The police’s Dimakatso Mooi says an inquest docket has been opened.

“When an inquest is opened, it means that a few investigations have to be made before any charges can be made. We, as the police, appeal to all parents, or child caretakers, to take responsibility in ensuring the children’s safety at all times.”

Yesterday, two children are reported to have died after suffering from extreme heat when they were trapped inside an abandoned car in Clermont, west of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal.

The boy, aged three, and the girl, aged two, were playing with two other children when they were trapped in the car and fell unconscious.

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN reserves the right to close comments on selected content pages.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.