Two remaining Mamelodi boys' bodies found

The three Mamelodi friends went missing this week during heavy flooding in the area.

FILE: The two remaining bodies of the Mamelodi boys who went missing on Monday have been recovered. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Tshwane Emergency Services say the bodies of the two boys who have been missing in Mamelodi since Monday have been found in the Pienaars River.

On Saturday officials found the first body and recovered the other two overnight and early on Sunday morning.

While one of the boys was found only 50 metres from where he disappeared, the other two were found three kilometres away.

Tshwane municipality spokesman Blessing Manale says, "The three bodies of the children that went missing on Monday the 10th of March have been recovered. Unfortunately all three were deceased.

"The executive mayor expressed his condolences and will visit the families later today."

Earlier today the Tshwane municipality said it will pay for the funeral of the first young boy found dead underneath an uprooted tree on Saturday.

The three Mamelodi friends went missing last week during heavy flooding in the area.

It's believed they disappeared after falling into a storm water drain.

The three boys are said to have been playing near the drain when it started raining heavily.