Police in Tubatse are investigating a case of inquest following the retrieval of a floating body of male person. 

The body was found in Tubatse river under Sekhukhune District on Wednesday 14 December 2022 at about 10:00.

Police attended to a complaint of a possible drowning incident after receiving information. Upon arrival at the scene, they found an unknown African male believed to be in his thirties, floating in the river. 


The members of the Provincial Search and Rescue Team and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were summoned to the scene. They managed to retrieve the floating body that was already in an advanced state of decomposition.

Search for floating body
Search for floating body

The deceased is currently unknown and was taken to a Forensic Pathology facility to determine the cause of death.

Police are appealing to anyone with information that might assist in the positive identification of the deceased to urgently contact the Investigating Officer Lieutenant Colonel Livingstone Mulaudzi on 0826994961