Relatives of drowned Khayelitsha boys receiving trauma counselling
Miyolo Gwinta and Linathi Ntshonga were found in a dam between Old Faure Road and the N2 highway in Mfuleni on Thursday night after clothing was spotted floating on the water.
CAPE TOWN - The relatives of two Khayelitsha boys whose bodies were found after they were reported missing a week ago are receiving trauma counselling after identifying them.
According to police, the children were last seen alive last Thursday playing a few kilometres from the body of water.
The Khayelitsha Development Forum's Ndithini Tyhido said the discovery of the boys' bodies has left the community devastated.
He said since the seven-year-olds disappeared last Thursday, residents had been patrolling the community day and night, knocking on people's doors in a desperate attempt to find them.
"We are all stunned. Looking at their ages, looking at the potential that has been lost."
Police have opened an inquest docket for investigation.