The stormwater trench was under construction in Tambo Extension 1. It is thought the boys might have been playing in the area.
A woman left the three young children alone on Saturday morning to buy food, and was informed of the fire on her way home.
The patient was found to be in a stable condition, and was taken into the helicopter using the basket hoist procedure. 
The business in Woodstock, was engulfed by flames and the fire is said to have started at around 11am, but was eventually contained.
Police say the body was severely decomposed and they were unable to determine if the missing body parts had been removed through ‘unnatural means’.
A number of high-profile investigations were conducted during Johan Brand’s time as the Western Cape police ombudsman. He was appointed in 2018.

Local News Dunoon mother and six children among families left homeless after blaze

Some people from the informal settlement in the Western Cape started rebuilding on Tuesday, after the homes of 139 people were gutted by a shack fire on Monday.

Local News The hard life of Fairview’s horse grooms

Fairview is on land owned by Phumelela Gaming and Leisure which means the municipality cannot set up infrastructure like toilets and electricity.

Local News Mamelodi flood victims demand relocation of at least 1 000 residents

Informal residents want the Tshwane metro to include them in the planning of the relocation process.

Local News Pretoria Zoo’s resident elephant cow Landa dies

Pretoria Zoo is awaiting the results of a post-mortem to determine the cause of death, believes the elephant had acute colic.

Local News Second body in less than three weeks found in ‘holy’ waters of Roodepoort park

In almost identical circumstances to the last recovery, the Roodepoort police K9 search and rescue team were called to the waterfall, after one of the park rangers noticed the clothing of a man unattended beside the water.

Local News New Pretoria township faces lengthy delays

Out of the 853 recorded families living at Plastic, only 151 families qualify to move to the planned township.

Local News Eastern Cape police appeal for children’s safety after increase in drownings

Children who are not able to swim, or are not strong swimmers, should never be left unattended when near bodies of water. 

Local News PICS, VIDEO: Smouldering Panorama compost heap could be put out by Saturday

This is no ordinary fire. Due to it being inside the compost, hosing it down would be the equivalent of throwing water on petrol that has caught fire. The compost also produces methane gas, making it lethal and combustible.

Local News Bodies of missing Khayelitsha kids found in dam

The two seven-year-old boys were last seen on 15 October a few kilometres from the dam located between Old Faure Road and the N2 highway in Mfuleni. 

Local News PICS: Fire burning ‘out of control’ at Gansbaai

Changing wind conditions have proved challenging for firefighters, who currently have little access to anchor the blaze.

Local News Duo find body while testing their boat at Middelburg Dam

The body was found roughly 500 metres away from where Henry Mikwanda drowned three weeks ago. It is not yet clear if the body found is indeed that of Mikwanda.

Health Two young children die in KZN after contracting rabies in separate incidents

This year alone, three cases of human rabies have been reported in KwaZulu-Natal, three in the Eastern Cape, and one in Limpopo. 

Local News Lucky Free State winner of R121m PowerBall jackpot yet to come forward

National Lottery operator Ithuba said the player scooped the third largest PowerBall jackpot for this year in Tuesday’s draw. But the winner is yet to make contact with Ithuba.

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