Missing Langa baby Ivakele Xolose found dead

His little body was discovered in a nearby canal on Tuesday morning.

A combination picture of Ivakele Xolose. Picture: Pink Ladies

CAPE TOWN - A one-year-old baby who was reported missing in Langa has been found dead.

Ivakele Xolose was last seen outside his Joe Slovo home on Monday afternoon.

His little body was discovered in a nearby canal on Tuesday morning.

At 3pm on Monday afternoon, family members noticed that little Ivakele had disappeared.

Frantic searches commenced and continued throughout the night.

The police's Frederick van Wyk said that the baby's father made the grim discovery on Tuesday morning.

He found the child's body in a canal 10 metres from their home.

"When he was reported as missing, Bishop Lavis FCS unit, Langa SAPS members and a group of community members immediately started looking for him. His body was found in the canal by his father."

Police have launched an inquest and anyone with information has been urged to alert the authorities.

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