CNS News 16.4.2018 12:55 pm

Actor falls to his death in Drakensberg

The actor lost his footing at the top of the Sterkspruit Waterfall, falling over 40 metres to the bottom of the waterfall.

Police have released the name of the actor who tragically fell to his death on Thursday April 12, Ladysmith Gazette reports.

The deceased has been identified as 39-year-old Odwa Shweni, who is from Centurion.

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Winterton detectives have opened an inquest.

It is believed that Shweni, who was shooting an action scene for a movie at the time, lost his footing at the top of the Sterkspruit Waterfall, which is at Monks Cowl in the Drakensberg.

The waterfall was at full flow due to recent rains.

The actor fell over 40 metres to the bottom of the waterfall, which has rocks and a small pool of water.

39-year-old Odwa Shweni

Search & Rescue members from Pietermaritzburg and Empangeni, and Chief Freddie Halgreen (Okhahlamba Fire & Emergency Services) were at the scene.

The man’s body was recovered just before 11am on Friday April 13 at the bottom of the falls between the rocks.

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