The collapse, which is worsening, has now begun affecting properties directly behind the M4.
The body was discovered on Wednesday morning by a child, who then informed authorities.
Local snake catcher Nick Evans was called out on November 29 to catch the snake, which had curled itself up around the plumbing behind a toilet.
The Witbank Dam’s sluices being opened on Tuesday resulted in residents from the Mpumalanga town being trapped indefinitely.
Residents were asked to be vigilant and expect flooding yesterday, with special warnings issued to the Olifants River Lodge.
The four rangers were arrested and granted bail for two separate poaching-related incidents in January and February.

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, residents blame each other after child electrocuted

Nine-year-old Siyabonga Scheepers was apparently shooting birds with a sling with his friends when he stood barefoot on an illegal electrical line.

KZN M4 reparations a waste as rains wash road away

The setback will put additional pressure on the N2, with the M4 reparations only expected to be completed in the new year.

Middelburg faces blackout after substation catches fire

The whole town experienced a blackout on Monday afternoon as members of the fire brigade rushed to stifle the source of the fire at the Gholfsig substation.

N12 between Potchefstroom and Klerksdorp reopened after floods

Informal settlements along the N12 were also reportedly underwater and large parts of Potchefstroom had no electricity on Sunday.

Heavy rains, floods force closure of N11 in Mpumalanga

The Klein Olifants River is flooding a low-water bridge on the N11, making it impossible for vehicles to cross.

200 left homeless after fire guts Jika Joe settlement in Pietermaritzburg

According to residents, the fire was started by a man who was robbed by a prostitute.

SPCA team saves three dogs from drain in Cape Town

The animal welfare organisation thanked the person who took the time to call and alert it.

Traditional healer rescued after being trapped for five days on Limpopo mountain

The 53-year-old man was taken to hospital, where he is recuperating.

Couple to take legal action after cops allegedly open fire on pit bulls

An eyewitness says the dogs were not attacking anybody or behaving aggressively when they were allegedly fatally shot.

Two children die, one hospitalised after eating same meal for breakfast

Police are not yet sure how the children died or if it is related to the meal they shared and are waiting for post mortem results to confirm the cause of death.

16-year-old KZN girl attempts suicide after failing exams

Paramedics found the unresponsive girl lying on a bed with a suicide note and tablets found next to her.

Court order prevents Eskom from interrupting power supply to Rand West Municipality

The municipality, which owes Eskom R235,621,979, will have lights on this Christmas, but its future power supply remains uncertain.

WATCH: Geoff Makhubo elected mayor of Joburg, with even 3 DA councillors allegedly voting for him

This means the biggest city in South Africa will once again be governed by the ruling party.

PICS: Millions wasted on Mamelodi car wash now standing empty and dilapidated

The car wash was supposed to have been used by government officials, the taxi industry, and local motorists at an affordable price, but has since been stripped by vandals and thieves.

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