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Body found on Table Mountain

The body has not yet been identified and the South African Police Services’ forensic team is on site.

Police on the scene after a body was discovered on Table Mountain on 30 May 2017. Picture: Kevin Brandt/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A body has been found on Table Mountain. Details are still sketchy at this stage and authorities are currently on the scene.

The South African National Parks's Merle Collins says the body was discovered early on Tuesday near Platteklip Gorge.

“I can confirm that a body was found on Table Mountain, identity unknown. The SAPS forensic team is on site and the SAPS will issue a statement later.”

The area has been cordoned off by police vans and tape. The section around the starting point of the Platteklip Gorge Hiking Trail is off limits.

Table Mountain National Parks officials are guiding visitors and hikers away from the scene.

Police are also restricting access further down the road.

Ghanaian national Charlotte Nikoi went missing during a family hike on Table Mountain on 27 April and has not been seen since.

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)